3. Library calls (functions within program libraries)
SYSV_SIGNALSection: Linux Programmer's Manual (3)
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NAMEsysv_signal - signal handling with System V semantics
SYNOPSIS#define _GNU_SOURCE /* See feature_test_macros(7) */
typedef void (*sighandler_t)(int);
sighandler_t sysv_signal(int signum, sighandler_t handler);
DESCRIPTIONThe sysv_signal() function takes the same arguments, and performs the same task, as signal(2).
However sysv_signal() provides the System V unreliable signal semantics, that is: a) the disposition of the signal is reset to the default when the handler is invoked; b) delivery of further instances of the signal is not blocked while the signal handler is executing; and c) if the handler interrupts (certain) blocking system calls, then the system call is not automatically restarted.
RETURN VALUEThe sysv_signal() function returns the previous value of the signal handler, or SIG_ERR on error.
ERRORSAs for signal(2).
ATTRIBUTESFor an explanation of the terms used in this section, see attributes(7).
CONFORMING TOThis function is nonstandard.
NOTESUse of sysv_signal() should be avoided; use sigaction(2) instead.
On older Linux systems, sysv_signal() and signal(2) were equivalent. But on newer systems, signal(2) provides reliable signal semantics; see signal(2) for details.
The use of sighandler_t is a GNU extension; this type is defined only if the _GNU_SOURCE feature test macro is defined.
SEE ALSOsigaction(2), signal(2), bsd_signal(3), signal(7)
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