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24 The Process Browser

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

Note: Each individual window in the LispWorks IDE runs as a distinct process in the LispWorks multiprocessing model. The whole of LispWorks runs in a single system process. On Linux, x86/x64 Solaris 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 24.1 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 24.2 Process browser

The toolbar buttons are labelled in Process browser. These buttons provide the same actions as the Process context menu: Break, Stop, Unstop, Terminate, Debug, Inspect and Listen.

Notice that Terminate and Debug are disabled for certain system processes such as the GTK Event Loop. This is by design.

24.1 The process list

24.2 Process control

24.3 Other ways of breaking processes

24.4 Updating the Process Browser

24.5 Process Browser Preferences

LispWorks IDE User Guide (Unix version) - 12 Feb 2015