troubleshooting Question

fork() problem

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Unix OSSystem Programming
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I have a C program runnig on Unix Solaris, doing a fork.
The problem is that fork() returns with a positive number but errno is set to 10 (ECHILD).
Then waitpid returns with the same error since, obviously, the child process was never really created.
Why doesn't fork() return with -1?
In all code examples I have seen, none handled such a case.

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