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



NAME
       gsignal, ssignal - software signal facility

SYNOPSIS
       #include <&lt;signal.h>&gt;

       typedef void (*sighandler_t)(int);

       int gsignal(intsignum);

       sighandler_t ssignal(int signum, sighandler_t action);

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

       gsignal(), ssignal(): _SVID_SOURCE

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

       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  gsig-
       nal(),  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).

CONFORMING TO
       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().

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

COLOPHON
       This  page  is  part of release 3.05 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/.



                                  2007-07-26                        GSIGNAL(3)