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SIGRETURN(2) Linux Programmer's Manual SIGRETURN(2)
sigreturn - return from signal handler and cleanup stack frame
int sigreturn(unsigned long __unused);
When the Linux kernel creates the stack frame for a signal handler, a call to sigreturn is
inserted into the stack frame so that the the signal handler will call sigreturn upon
return. This inserted call to sigreturn cleans up the stack so that the process can
restart from where it was interrupted by the signal.
sigreturn never returns.
The sigreturn call is used by the kernel to implement signal handlers. It should never be
called directly. Better yet, the specific use of the __unused argument varies depending on
sigreturn is specific to Linux and should not be used in programs intended to be portable.
kill(2), signal(2), signal(7)
Linux 1.3.20 1995-08-21 SIGRETURN(2)
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