[PATCH 1 of 2] win32: spawndetached returns pid of detached process and not of cmd.exe

Yuya Nishihara yuya at tcha.org
Tue Feb 11 07:09:01 CST 2014

On Mon, 10 Feb 2014 20:08:01 +0100, Mads Kiilerich wrote:
> On 02/10/2014 06:02 PM, Simon Heimberg wrote:
> > I would recommend to the user to use the kill command that the system 
> > provides. (`kill PID` on linux, `taskkill /pid PID` or the task 
> > manager on windows, ...)
> Sure - if taskkill works and is reliable now. I guess few users are 
> aware of taskkill. It should probably be mentioned in hg help serve - 
> together with kill for unix-ish systems.
> Still, it would also be nice to have a cross platform way to terminate 
> the daemon we started. Something that not only sent the signal, but also 
> waited for the process to actually terminate...

IIRC, Windows has equivalent for `kill -KILL`, but not for `kill -SIGINT`.
`GenerateConsoleCtrlEvent(CTRL_C_EVENT)` only works if receiver processes
shares the same console.


It seems `taskkill` sends WM_CLOSE message if `/F` option isn't specified,
but hg has no message loop.


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