siginterrupt - allow signals to interrupt system calls


   #include <signal.h>

   int siginterrupt(int sig, int flag);

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

       _XOPEN_SOURCE >= 500
           || /* Since glibc 2.12: */ _POSIX_C_SOURCE >= 200809L
           || /* Glibc versions <= 2.19: */ _BSD_SOURCE


   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.

   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.


   The siginterrupt() function returns 0 on success.  It returns -1 if the
   signal  number  sig is invalid, with errno set to indicate the cause of
   the error.


   EINVAL The specified signal number is invalid.


   For  an  explanation  of  the  terms  used   in   this   section,   see

   Interface       Attribute      Value                   
   siginterrupt()  Thread safety  MT-Unsafe const:sigintr 


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




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