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SIGSTACK(2)						      BSD System Calls Manual						       SIGSTACK(2)

NAME
sigstack -- set and/or get signal stack context DESCRIPTION
The sigstack() function has been deprecated in favor of the interface described in sigaltstack(2). SEE ALSO
sigaltstack(2) HISTORY
The sigstack function call appeared in 4.2BSD. 4.2 Berkeley Distribution June 4, 1993 4.2 Berkeley Distribution

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sigstack(2)							System Calls Manual						       sigstack(2)

Name
       sigstack - set or get signal stack context

Syntax
       #include <signal.h>

       struct sigstack {
       caddr_t	 ss_sp;
       int  ss_onstack;
       };

       sigstack(ss, oss)
       struct sigstack *ss, *oss;

Description
       The  system  call  allows users to define an alternate stack on which signals are to be processed.  If ss is nonzero, it specifies a signal
       stack on which to deliver signals and tells the system if the process is currently executing on that stack.  When a signal's  action  indi-
       cates  its handler should execute on the signal stack (specified with a call), the system checks to see if the process is currently execut-
       ing on that stack.  If the process is not currently executing on the signal stack, the system arranges a switch to the signal stack for the
       duration of the signal handler's execution.  If oss is nonzero, the current signal stack state is returned.

       Signal stacks are not grown'automatically, as is done for the normal stack.  If the stack overflows, unpredictable results may occur.

Return Values
       Upon successful completion, a value of zero (0) is returned.  Otherwise, a value of -1 is returned and errno is set to indicate the error.

Diagnostics
       The system call fails and the signal stack context remains unchanged, if one of the following occurs.

       [EFAULT]       Either ss or oss points to memory that is not a valid part of the process address space.

See Also
       sigvec(2), setjmp(3)

																       sigstack(2)
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