22 The Process Browser

The Process Browser allows you to view and control the processes in the LispWorks multiprocessing model. See the LispWorks User Guide for more information about multiprocessing.

Note: Each individual window in the Lisp environment runs as a distinct process in the LispWorks multiprocessing model. The whole of LispWorks runs in a single system process. On Linux and FreeBSD each LispWorks process corresponds to a single system thread.

To create a Process Browser, choose Works > Tools > Process Browser or click in the Podium.

Figure 22.1 .The Process Browser

The Process Browser consists of a main area in which all the current processes in the environment are listed, and a Filter area which you can use to restrict the information displayed in the main area.

Like other filter areas, you can enter a string or a regular expression in the Filter to limit the display to only those items which match your input, or the complement of this. See Filtering information for more information about using the Filter area.

Figure 22.2 Process browser

Notice the tool bar buttons in Process browser: these buttons provide the same actions as the Process context menu: Break, Stop, Unstop, Kill, Debug, Inspect and Listen.

22.1 The process list

22.2 Process control

22.3 Other ways of breaking processes

22.4 Updating the Process Browser

22.5 Process Browser Preferences

Common LispWorks User Guide (Unix version) - 21 Feb 2008