Trying to explain to (a more experienced) dev why it's not a god idea to do a exec( php '/var/www/xxx >> /dev/null) and then redirect the visitor.

The script is running a query that take some time and he want's to redirect the visitor and then fetch the result with jquery.

Tried to explain parent and child processes and pointed him in the direction with pipes and bakground process. After some discussion about forking and all the cons with that.

yes its PHP ;)

Gonna be exiting to see his next idea :S

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