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Top Forums UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers Blocking signals Post 302465710 by joker40 on Saturday 23rd of October 2010 05:46:14 PM
Old 10-23-2010
Blocking signals

I know how to add signal to a set. But what if I want to add 2 or 3 signals to the set.
I know I can use sigaddset (&set,SIGBUS)....but what if I want to add SIGBUS and SIGALRM at once. Do i have to do it like this..
Code:
sigaddset (&set,SIGBUS);
sigaddset (&set,SIGALRM);

Is there another way to do this?. Also is it possible to individually unblock signals in the set. I know that by calling
[code]
sigprocmask(SIG_UNBLOCK......) you can unblock all signals that are block in the set.But what if you want to only unblock one signal in the set.

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SIGPROCMASK(2)						     Linux Programmer's Manual						    SIGPROCMASK(2)

NAME
sigprocmask - examine and change blocked signals SYNOPSIS
#include <signal.h> int sigprocmask(int how, const sigset_t *set, sigset_t *oldset); Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)): sigprocmask(): _POSIX_C_SOURCE >= 1 || _XOPEN_SOURCE || _POSIX_SOURCE DESCRIPTION
sigprocmask() is used to fetch and/or change the signal mask of the calling thread. The signal mask is the set of signals whose delivery is currently blocked for the caller (see also signal(7) for more details). The behavior of the call is dependent on the value of how, as follows. SIG_BLOCK The set of blocked signals is the union of the current set and the set argument. SIG_UNBLOCK The signals in set are removed from the current set of blocked signals. It is permissible to attempt to unblock a signal which is not blocked. SIG_SETMASK The set of blocked signals is set to the argument set. If oldset is non-NULL, the previous value of the signal mask is stored in oldset. If set is NULL, then the signal mask is unchanged (i.e., how is ignored), but the current value of the signal mask is nevertheless returned in oldset (if it is not NULL). The use of sigprocmask() is unspecified in a multithreaded process; see pthread_sigmask(3). RETURN VALUE
sigprocmask() returns 0 on success and -1 on error. ERRORS
EINVAL The value specified in how was invalid. CONFORMING TO
POSIX.1-2001. NOTES
It is not possible to block SIGKILL or SIGSTOP. Attempts to do so are silently ignored. Each of the threads in a process has its own signal mask. A child created via fork(2) inherits a copy of its parent's signal mask; the signal mask is preserved across execve(2). If SIGBUS, SIGFPE, SIGILL, or SIGSEGV are generated while they are blocked, the result is undefined, unless the signal was generated by kill(2), sigqueue(2), or raise(3). See sigsetops(3) for details on manipulating signal sets. SEE ALSO
kill(2), pause(2), sigaction(2), signal(2), sigpending(2), sigqueue(2), sigsuspend(2), pthread_sigmask(3), sigsetops(3), signal(7) COLOPHON
This page is part of release 3.25 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/. Linux 2008-10-17 SIGPROCMASK(2)

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