Create a new process.


#include <zircon/syscalls.h>

zx_status_t zx_process_create(zx_handle_t job,
                              const char* name,
                              size_t name_size,
                              uint32_t options,
                              zx_handle_t* proc_handle,
                              zx_handle_t* vmar_handle);


zx_process_create() creates a new process.

Upon success, handles for the new process and the root of its address space are returned. The thread will not start executing until zx_process_start() is called.

name is silently truncated to a maximum of ZX_MAX_NAME_LEN-1 characters.

When the last handle to a process is closed, the process is destroyed.

Process handles may be waited on and will assert the signal ZX_PROCESS_TERMINATED when the process exits.

job is the controlling job object for the new process, which will become a child of that job.


job must be of type ZX_OBJ_TYPE_JOB and have ZX_RIGHT_MANAGE_PROCESS.


On success, zx_process_create() returns ZX_OK, a handle to the new process (via proc_handle), and a handle to the root of its address space (via vmar_handle). In the event of failure, a negative error value is returned.


ZX_ERR_BAD_HANDLE job is not a valid handle.

ZX_ERR_WRONG_TYPE job is not a job handle.

ZX_ERR_ACCESS_DENIED job does not have the ZX_RIGHT_WRITE right (only when not ZX_HANDLE_INVALID).

ZX_ERR_INVALID_ARGS name, proc_handle, or vmar_handle was an invalid pointer, or options was non-zero.

ZX_ERR_NO_MEMORY Failure due to lack of memory. There is no good way for userspace to handle this (unlikely) error. In a future build this error will no longer occur.

ZX_ERR_BAD_STATE The job object is in the dead state.