gsignal, ssignal - software signal facility


   #include <signal.h>

   typedef void (*sighandler_t)(int);

   int gsignal(int signum);

   sighandler_t ssignal(int signum, sighandler_t action);

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

   gsignal(), ssignal():
       Since glibc 2.19:
       Glibc 2.19 and earlier:


   Don't  use  these  functions under Linux.  Due to a historical mistake,
   under Linux these functions are aliases  for  raise(3)  and  signal(2),

   Elsewhere, on System V-like systems, these functions implement software
   signaling, entirely independent of the classical signal(2) and  kill(2)
   functions.   The function ssignal() defines the action to take when the
   software signal  with  number  signum  is  raised  using  the  function
   gsignal(),  and  returns  the  previous  such  action  or SIG_DFL.  The
   function gsignal() does the following: if  no  action  (or  the  action
   SIG_DFL)  was specified for signum, then it does nothing and returns 0.
   If the action SIG_IGN was specified for signum, then  it  does  nothing
   and  returns  1.   Otherwise, it resets the action to SIG_DFL and calls
   the action  function  with  argument  signum,  and  returns  the  value
   returned  by that function.  The range of possible values signum varies
   (often 1-15 or 1-17).


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

   │InterfaceAttributeValue           │
   │gsignal() │ Thread safety │ MT-Safe         │
   │ssignal() │ Thread safety │ MT-Safe sigintr │


   These  functions  are  available under AIX, DG/UX, HP-UX, SCO, Solaris,
   Tru64.  They are called obsolete under most of these systems,  and  are
   broken  under Linux libc and glibc.  Some systems also have gsignal_r()
   and ssignal_r().


   kill(2), signal(2), raise(3)


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                              2016-03-15                        GSIGNAL(3)


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