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siginterrupt

Section: SunOS/BSD Compatibility Library Functions (3UCB)
Updated: 30 Oct 2007
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NAME

siginterrupt - allow signals to interrupt functions  

SYNOPSIS

/usr/ucb/cc [ flag ... ] file ...

int siginterrupt(sig, flag)
int sig, flag;

 

DESCRIPTION

siginterrupt() is used to change the function restart behavior when a function is interrupted by the specified signal. If the flag is false (0), then functions will be restarted if they are interrupted by the specified signal and no data has been transferred yet. System call restart is the default behavior when the signal(3C) routine is used.

If the flag is true, (1), then restarting of functions is disabled. If a function is interrupted by the specified signal and no data has been transferred, the function will return -1 with errno set to EINTR. Interrupted functions that have started transferring data will return the amount of data actually transferred.

Issuing a siginterrupt() call during the execution of a signal handler will cause the new action to take place on the next signal to be caught.  

RETURN VALUES

A 0 value indicates that the call succeeded. A -1 value indicates that the call failed and errno is set to indicate the error.  

ERRORS

siginterrupt() may return the following error:

EINVAL

sig is not a valid signal.

 

SEE ALSO

cc(1B), sigblock(3UCB), sigvec(3UCB), signal(3C)  

NOTES

Use of these interfaces should be restricted to only applications written on BSD platforms. Use of these interfaces with any of the system libraries or in multi-threaded applications is unsupported.

This library routine uses an extension of the sigvec(3UCB) function that is not available in 4.2 BSD, hence it should not be used if backward compatibility is needed.


 

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RETURN VALUES
ERRORS
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