sorting in fork()
Input : 5, 2, 3, 1, 4 Output : Parent process sorted numbers are 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Child process numbers to sort are 5, 2, 3, 1, 4
Explanation – Here, we had used fork() function to create two processes one child and one parent process.
- fork() returns value greater than 0 for parent process so we can perform the sorting operation.
- for child process fork() returns 0 so we can perform the printing operation.
- Here we are using a simple sorting algorithm to sort the numbers in the desired order.
- We are using the returned values of fork() to know which process is a child or which is a parent process.
Note – At some instance of time, it is not necessary that child process will execute first or parent process will be first allotted CPU, any process may get CPU assigned, at some quantum time. Moreover process id may differ during different executions.
Output : Parent process sorted numbers are 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Child process numbers to be sorted are 1 6 3 4 9 2 7 5 8 10
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