SIGINTERRUPT

Section: Linux Programmer's Manual (3)
Updated: 1993-04-13
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NAME

siginterrupt - allow signals to interrupt system calls  

SYNOPSIS

#include <signal.h>

int siginterrupt(int sig, int flag);
 

DESCRIPTION

The siginterrupt() function changes the restart behaviour 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 behaviour in Linux. However, when a new signal handler is specified with the signal(2) function, the system call is interrupted by default.

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

If the flags 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.  

SEE ALSO

signal(2)


 

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