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siginterrupt(3p)

IEEE/The Open Group
2013

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PROLOG

This manual page is part of the POSIX Programmer’s Manual. The Linux implementation of this interface may differ (consult the corresponding Linux manual page for details of Linux behavior), or the interface may not be implemented on Linux.

NAME

siginterrupt — allow signals to interrupt functions

SYNOPSIS

#include <signal.h>

int siginterrupt(int sig, int flag);

DESCRIPTION

The siginterrupt() function shall change the restart behavior when a function is interrupted by the specified signal. The function siginterrupt(sig, flag) has an effect as if implemented as:

int siginterrupt(int sig, int flag) {
    int ret;
    struct sigaction act;

(void) sigaction(sig, NULL, &act); if (flag) act.sa_flags &= ~SA_RESTART; else act.sa_flags |= SA_RESTART; ret = sigaction(sig, &act, NULL); return ret; }

RETURN VALUE

Upon successful completion, siginterrupt() shall return 0; otherwise, -1 shall be returned and errno set to indicate the error.

ERRORS

The siginterrupt() function shall fail if:
EINVAL The sig argument is not a valid signal number.
The following sections are informative.

EXAMPLES

None.

APPLICATION USAGE

The siginterrupt() function supports programs written to historical system interfaces. Applications should use the sigaction() with the SA_RESTART flag instead of the obsolescent siginterrupt() function.

RATIONALE

None.

FUTURE DIRECTIONS

None.

SEE ALSO

Section 2.4, Signal Concepts, sigaction()
The Base Definitions volume of POSIX.1-2008, <signal.h>

COPYRIGHT

Portions of this text are reprinted and reproduced in electronic form from IEEE Std 1003.1, 2013 Edition, Standard for Information Technology -- Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX), The Open Group Base Specifications Issue 7, Copyright (C) 2013 by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc and The Open Group. (This is POSIX.1-2008 with the 2013 Technical Corrigendum 1 applied.) In the event of any discrepancy between this version and the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard, the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard is the referee document. The original Standard can be obtained online at http://www.unix.org/online.html .
Any typographical or formatting errors that appear in this page are most likely to have been introduced during the conversion of the source files to man page format. To report such errors, see https://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/reporting_bugs.html .
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