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sigsuspend(2) [freebsd man page]

SIGSUSPEND(2)						      BSD System Calls Manual						     SIGSUSPEND(2)

NAME
sigsuspend -- atomically release blocked signals and wait for interrupt LIBRARY
Standard C Library (libc, -lc) SYNOPSIS
#include <signal.h> int sigsuspend(const sigset_t *sigmask); DESCRIPTION
The sigsuspend() system call temporarily changes the blocked signal mask to the set to which sigmask points, and then waits for a signal to arrive; on return the previous set of masked signals is restored. The signal mask set is usually empty to indicate that all signals are to be unblocked for the duration of the call. In normal usage, a signal is blocked using sigprocmask(2) to begin a critical section, variables modified on the occurrence of the signal are examined to determine that there is no work to be done, and the process pauses awaiting work by using sigsuspend() with the previous mask returned by sigprocmask(2). RETURN VALUES
The sigsuspend() system call always terminates by being interrupted, returning -1 with errno set to EINTR. SEE ALSO
pselect(2), sigaction(2), sigpending(2), sigprocmask(2), sigtimedwait(2), sigwait(2), sigwaitinfo(2), sigsetops(3) STANDARDS
The sigsuspend() system call is expected to conform to ISO/IEC 9945-1:1990 (``POSIX.1''). BSD
August 16, 2013 BSD

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SIGSUSPEND(2)						      BSD System Calls Manual						     SIGSUSPEND(2)

NAME
sigsuspend -- atomically release blocked signals and wait for interrupt SYNOPSIS
#include <signal.h> int sigsuspend(const sigset_t *sigmask); DESCRIPTION
Sigsuspend() temporarily changes the blocked signal mask to the set to which sigmask points, and then waits for a signal to arrive; on return the previous set of masked signals is restored. The signal mask set is usually empty to indicate that all signals are to be unblocked for the duration of the call. In normal usage, a signal is blocked using sigprocmask(2) to begin a critical section, variables modified on the occurrence of the signal are examined to determine that there is no work to be done, and the process pauses awaiting work by using sigsuspend() with the previous mask returned by sigprocmask. RETURN VALUES
The sigsuspend() function always terminates by being interrupted, returning -1 with errno set to EINTR. SEE ALSO
sigprocmask(2), sigaction(2), sigsetops(3) STANDARDS
The sigsupend function call conforms to IEEE Std 1003.1-1988 (``POSIX.1''). BSD
June 4, 1993 BSD

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