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EXIT(2) 							System Calls Manual							   EXIT(2)

NAME
_exit - terminate a process SYNOPSIS
_exit(status) int status; DESCRIPTION
_exit terminates a process with the following consequences: All of the descriptors open in the calling process are closed. This may entail delays, for example, waiting for output to drain; a process in this state may not be killed, as it is already dying. If the parent process of the calling process is executing a wait or is interested in the SIGCHLD signal, then it is notified of the calling process's termination and the low-order eight bits of status are made available to it; see wait(2). The parent process ID of all of the calling process's existing child processes are also set to 1. This means that the initialization process (see intro(2)) inherits each of these processes as well. Any stopped children are restarted with a hangup signal (SIGHUP). Most C programs call the library routine exit(3), which performs cleanup actions in the standard I/O library before calling _exit. RETURN VALUE
This call never returns. SEE ALSO
fork(2), sigvec(2), wait(2), exit(3) 4th Berkeley Distribution May 22, 1986 EXIT(2)

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EXIT(2) 							System Calls Manual							   EXIT(2)

NAME
exit, _exit - terminate a process SYNOPSIS
void _exit(int status) DESCRIPTION
_exit terminates a process with the following consequences: All of the descriptors open in the calling process are closed. This may entail delays, for example, waiting for output to drain; a process in this state may not be killed, as it is already dying. If the parent process of the calling process is executing a wait or is interested in the SIGCHLD signal (Minix-vmd), then it is notified of the calling process's termination and the low-order eight bits of status are made available to it; see wait(2). The parent process ID of all of the calling process's existing child processes are also set to 1. This means that the initializa- tion process (see intro(2)) inherits each of these processes as well. Most C programs call the library routine exit(3), which performs cleanup actions in the standard I/O library before calling _exit. RETURN VALUE
This call never returns. SEE ALSO
fork(2), sigaction(2), wait(2), exit(3). 4th Berkeley Distribution May 22, 1986 EXIT(2)
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