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Signal handling with System V semantics.

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

NAME sysv_signal - signal handling with System V semantics
SYNOPSIS #define _GNU_SOURCE /* See feature_test_macros(7) */ #include <signal.h> typedef void (*sighandler_t)(int); sighandler_t sysv_signal(int signum, sighandler_t handler);
DESCRIPTION The sysv_signal() function takes the same arguments, and performs the same task, as sig‐ nal(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 VALUE The sysv_signal() function returns the previous value of the signal handler, or SIG_ERR on error.
ERRORS As for signal(2).
ATTRIBUTES For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see attributes(7). ┌──────────────┬───────────────┬─────────┐ │Interface │ Attribute │ Value │ ├──────────────┼───────────────┼─────────┤ │sysv_signal() │ Thread safety │ MT-Safe │ └──────────────┴───────────────┴─────────┘
CONFORMING TO This function is nonstandard.
NOTES Use of sysv_signal() should be avoided; use sigaction(2) instead. On older Linux systems, sysv_signal() and signal(2) were equivalent. But on newer sys‐ tems, 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 ALSO sigaction(2), signal(2), bsd_signal(3), signal(7)
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2015-03-02 SYSV_SIGNAL(3)
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sysv_signal(3) referred by bsd_signal(3) | signal(2) | signal(7)
refer to attributes(7) | bsd_signal(3) | feature_test_macros(7) | sigaction(2) | signal(2) | signal(7)