Subject: atexit(3) and exec(3)
To: None <>
From: David Laight <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 09/24/2002 10:56:41
If a program (ie not a process) exits by calling exec(3)
then the functions registered by atexit(3) are not called.

I've not looked to see if this is a problem anywhere, but
it is certainly inconsistent.

Amongst other effects this means that the termination functions
of shared libraries will not be executed.


David Laight: