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From: Aaron W. LaFramboise (aaronrabiddog51_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-09-13 17:41:13

Carlo Wood wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 13, 2004 at 04:02:29PM -0500, Aaron W. LaFramboise wrote:
>>and then writing to a pipe
>>(which can also be used as a hint) to signal select(). Specific
>>operating systems, such as Linux, will still require something more to
>>decode extra information within exceptions.
> Hmm, like what? My experience so far is that "it worked".
> select() returns with EINTR and the table provided the
> number of times a signal of a given kind was received.
> I didn't try too many signals though - just SIGINT, SIGTERM,
> SIGARLM, SIGHUP .. the usual stuff.

I mean the extended, system-specific information that comes along with
many signals, usually using siginfo_t. Older pre-siginfo systems often
use an undocumented second parameter to the signal handler to convey
additional information also.

Aaron W. LaFramboise

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