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SIGINTERRUPT

Section: Linux Programmer's Manual (3)
Updated: 2009-03-15
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NAME

siginterrupt - allow signals to interrupt system calls  

SYNOPSIS

#include <signal.h>

int siginterrupt(int sig, int flag);

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

siginterrupt(): _BSD_SOURCE || _XOPEN_SOURCE >= 500  

DESCRIPTION

The siginterrupt() function changes the restart behavior when a system call is interrupted by the signal sig. If the flag argument is false (0), then system calls will be restarted if interrupted by the specified signal sig. This is the default behavior in Linux. However, when a new signal handler is specified with the signal(2) function, the system call is interrupted by default.

If the flag argument is true (1) and no data has been transferred, then a system call interrupted by the signal sig will return -1 and errno will be set to EINTR.

If the flag argument is true (1) and data transfer has started, then the system call will be interrupted and will return the actual amount of data transferred.  

RETURN VALUE

The siginterrupt() function returns 0 on success, or -1 if the signal number sig is invalid.  

ERRORS

EINVAL
The specified signal number is invalid.
 

CONFORMING TO

4.3BSD, POSIX.1-2001. POSIX.1-2008 marks siginterrupt() as obsolete, recommending the use of sigaction(2) with the SA_RESTART flag instead.  

SEE ALSO

signal(2)  

COLOPHON

This page is part of release 3.21 of the Linux man-pages project. A description of the project, and information about reporting bugs, can be found at http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/.


 

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NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
RETURN VALUE
ERRORS
CONFORMING TO
SEE ALSO
COLOPHON

 

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