sigset()

modify signal disposition 

Function


SYNOPSIS

#include <signal.h>

void(*sigset(int sig, void (*disp)(int)))(int);


DESCRIPTION

The sigset() function is used to modify signal disposition by handling receipt of the signal number sig in one of three ways: taking the default action for the signal, ignoring the signal, or catching the signal. If the value of disp is SIG_DFL, default handling for that signal occurs. If the value of disp is SIG_IGN, the signal is ignored. Otherwise, disp points to a function (a signal handler) to be called when that signal occurs.

If disp is the address of the signal handler, the system adds sig to the signal mask of the calling process before executing the signal handler. When the signal handler returns, the system restores the signal mask of the calling process to its state prior to delivering the signal. If disp is SIG_HOLD, the system adds sig to the signal mask of the calling process and leaves the signal's disposition unchanged.

If sigset() is used to set the disposition of SIGCHLD to a signal handler, SIGCHLD is not sent when the children of the calling process are stopped or continued.

If sigset() is used to set the disposition of SIGCHLD to SIG_IGN, the child processes of the calling process does not create zombie processes when they terminate. If the calling process subsequently waits for its children, it blocks until all of its children terminate; it then returns a value of -1 with errno set to ECHILD.


PARAMETERS

sig 

Specifies the signal, which may be any signal except SIGKILL or SIGSTOP.

disp 

Specifies the signal's disposition, which may be SIG_DFL, SIG_HOLD, SIG_IGN, or the address of a signal handler.


RETURN VALUES

sigset() returns SIG_HOLD if the signal had been blocked, or it returns the signal's previous disposition if it had not been blocked. On failure, it returns SIG_ERR and sets errno to one of the following values:

EINVAL 

The value of sig is not a valid signal or is equal to SIGKILL or SIGSTOP.


CONFORMANCE

UNIX 98.


MULTITHREAD SAFETY LEVEL

MT-Safe.


PORTING ISSUES

None.


AVAILABILITY

PTC MKS Toolkit for Professional Developers
PTC MKS Toolkit for Professional Developers 64-Bit Edition
PTC MKS Toolkit for Enterprise Developers
PTC MKS Toolkit for Enterprise Developers 64-Bit Edition


SEE ALSO

api_intro

Functions:
kill(), pause(), sigaction(), sighold(), sigignore(), signal(), sigpause(), sigrelse(), wait()


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