working of fork and exec

Jonathan Neuschäfer j.neuschaefer at
Fri Jan 18 11:39:30 EST 2013

On Thu, Jan 17, 2013 at 10:32:45PM +0530, Niroj Pokhrel wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have been using fork and exec for sometime. But I have no idea about what
> are the things done by the kernel when we fork or exec and how things work.
> How the kernel load new program and what all things are done ....... Can
> anybody please explain me this ? Thank you in advance.

I recommend reading linux-0.12.

Jonathan Neuschäfer

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