sigset

SIGSET(3)                  Linux Programmer's Manual                 SIGSET(3)



NAME
       sigset, sighold, sigrelse, sigignore - System V signal API

SYNOPSIS
       #include <signal.h>

       typedef void (*sighandler_t)(int);

       sighandler_t sigset(int sig, sighandler_t disp);

       int sighold(int sig);

       int sigrelse(int sig);

       int sigignore(int sig);

   Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):

       sigset(), sighold(), sigrelse(), sigignore():
           _XOPEN_SOURCE >= 500

DESCRIPTION
       These functions are provided in glibc as a compatibility interface for
       programs that make use of the historical System V signal API.  This API
       is obsolete: new applications should use the POSIX signal API
       (sigaction(2), sigprocmask(2), etc.)

       The sigset() function modifies the disposition of the signal sig.  The
       disp argument can be the address of a signal handler function, or one
       of the following constants:

       SIG_DFL
              Reset the disposition of sig to the default.

       SIG_IGN
              Ignore sig.

       SIG_HOLD
              Add sig to the process's signal mask, but leave the disposition
              of sig unchanged.

       If disp specifies the address of a signal handler, then sig is added to
       the process's signal mask during execution of the handler.

       If disp was specified as a value other than SIG_HOLD, then sig is
       removed from the process's signal mask.

       The dispositions for SIGKILL and SIGSTOP cannot be changed.

       The sighold() function adds sig to the calling process's signal mask.

       The sigrelse() function removes sig from the calling process's signal
       mask.

       The sigignore() function sets the disposition of sig to SIG_IGN.

RETURN VALUE
       On success, sigset() returns SIG_HOLD if sig was blocked before the
       call, or the signal's previous disposition if it was not blocked before
       the call.  On error, sigset() returns -1, with errno set to indicate
       the error.  (But see BUGS below.)

       The sighold(), sigrelse(), and sigignore() functions return 0 on
       success; on error, these functions return -1 and set errno to indicate
       the error.

ERRORS
       For sigset() see the ERRORS under sigaction(2) and sigprocmask(2).

       For sighold() and sigrelse() see the ERRORS under sigprocmask(2).

       For sigignore(), see the errors under sigaction(2).

ATTRIBUTES
       For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see
       attributes(7).

       ┌────────────────────────┬───────────────┬─────────┐
       │Interface               Attribute     Value   │
       ├────────────────────────┼───────────────┼─────────┤
       │sigset(), sighold(),    │ Thread safety │ MT-Safe │
       │sigrelse(), sigignore() │               │         │
       └────────────────────────┴───────────────┴─────────┘
CONFORMING TO
       SVr4, POSIX.1-2001, POSIX.1-2008.  These functions are obsolete: do not
       use them in new programs.  POSIX.1-2008 marks sighold(), sigignore(),
       sigpause(3), sigrelse(), and sigset() as obsolete, recommending the use
       of sigaction(2), sigprocmask(2), pthread_sigmask(3), and sigsuspend(2)
       instead.

NOTES
       These functions appeared in glibc version 2.1.

       The sighandler_t type is a GNU extension; it is used on this page only
       to make the sigset() prototype more easily readable.

       The sigset() function provides reliable signal handling semantics (as
       when calling sigaction(2) with sa_mask equal to 0).

       On System V, the signal() function provides unreliable semantics (as
       when calling sigaction(2) with sa_mask equal to SA_RESETHAND |
       SA_NODEFER).  On BSD, signal() provides reliable semantics.
       POSIX.1-2001 leaves these aspects of signal() unspecified.  See
       signal(2) for further details.

       In order to wait for a signal, BSD and System V both provided a
       function named sigpause(3), but this function has a different argument
       on the two systems.  See sigpause(3) for details.

BUGS
       In versions of glibc before 2.2, sigset() did not unblock sig if disp
       was specified as a value other than SIG_HOLD.

       In versions of glibc before 2.5, sigset() does not correctly return the
       previous disposition of the signal in two cases.  First, if disp is
       specified as SIG_HOLD, then a successful sigset() always returns
       SIG_HOLD.  Instead, it should return the previous disposition of the
       signal (unless the signal was blocked, in which case SIG_HOLD should be
       returned).  Second, if the signal is currently blocked, then the return
       value of a successful sigset() should be SIG_HOLD.  Instead, the
       previous disposition of the signal is returned.  These problems have
       been fixed since glibc 2.5.

SEE ALSO
       kill(2), pause(2), sigaction(2), signal(2), sigprocmask(2), raise(3),
       sigpause(3), sigvec(3), signal(7)

COLOPHON
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       description of the project, information about reporting bugs, and the
       latest version of this page, can be found at
       https://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/.



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