SYSV_SIGNAL(3) Linux Programmers Manual SYSV_SIGNAL(3)
sysv_signal - signal handling with System V semantics
typedef void (*sighandler_t)(int);
sighandler_t sysv_signal(int signum, sighandler_t handler);
The sysv_signal() function takes the same arguments, and performs the
same task, as signal(2).
However sysv_signal() provides the System V unreliable signal seman
tics, that is: a) the disposition of the signal is reset to the default
when the handler is invoked; b) delivery of further instances of the
signal is not blocked while the signal handler is executing; and c) if
the handler interrupts (certain) blocking system calls, then the system
call is not automatically restarted.
The sysv_signal() function returns the previous value of the signal
handler, or SIG_ERR on error.
As for signal(2).
This function is non-standard.
Use of sysv_signal() should be avoided; use sigaction(2) instead.
On older Linux systems, sysv_signal() and signal(2) were equivalent.
But on newer systems, signal(2) provides reliable signal semantics; see
signal(2) for details.
The use of sighandler_t is a GNU extension; this type is only defined
if the _GNU_SOURCE feature test macro is defined.
sigaction(2), signal(2), bsd_signal(3), feature_test_macros(7), sig
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