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Bug#753641: ITP: liblinux-pid-perl -- wrapper around the getpid() and getppid() C functions

Package: wnpp
Owner: gregor herrmann <gregoa@debian.org>
Severity: wishlist
X-Debbugs-CC: debian-devel@lists.debian.org,debian-perl@lists.debian.org

* Package name    : liblinux-pid-perl
  Version         : 0.04
  Upstream Author : Rafael Garcia-Suarez <rgs@consttype.org>
* URL             : https://metacpan.org/release/Linux-Pid
* License         : Artistic or GPL-1+
  Programming Lang: Perl
  Description     : wrapper around the getpid() and getppid() C functions

Perl already returns the PID and PPID in variables and builtins. Linux::Pid
forces perl to call the underlying C functions getpid() and getppid().

This is useful with multithreaded programs. Linux' C library, using the Linux
thread model, returns different values of the PID and the PPID from different

A known consumer of this functionality is Apache2::SizeLimit (in

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