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SIGPROCMASK

Section: Linux Programmer's Manual (2)
Updated: 2013-04-19
Index Return to Main Contents
 

NAME

sigprocmask - examine and change blocked signals  

SYNOPSIS

#include <signal.h>

int sigprocmask(int how, const sigset_t *set, sigset_t *oldset);

Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):

sigprocmask(): _POSIX_C_SOURCE >= 1 || _XOPEN_SOURCE || _POSIX_SOURCE  

DESCRIPTION

sigprocmask() is used to fetch and/or change the signal mask of the calling thread. The signal mask is the set of signals whose delivery is currently blocked for the caller (see also signal(7) for more details).

The behavior of the call is dependent on the value of how, as follows.

SIG_BLOCK
The set of blocked signals is the union of the current set and the set argument.
SIG_UNBLOCK
The signals in set are removed from the current set of blocked signals. It is permissible to attempt to unblock a signal which is not blocked.
SIG_SETMASK
The set of blocked signals is set to the argument set.

If oldset is non-NULL, the previous value of the signal mask is stored in oldset.

If set is NULL, then the signal mask is unchanged (i.e., how is ignored), but the current value of the signal mask is nevertheless returned in oldset (if it is not NULL).

The use of sigprocmask() is unspecified in a multithreaded process; see pthread_sigmask(3).  

RETURN VALUE

sigprocmask() returns 0 on success and -1 on error. In the event of an error, errno is set to indicate the cause.  

ERRORS

EFAULT
the set or oldset argument points outside the process's allocated address space.
EINVAL
The value specified in how was invalid.
 

CONFORMING TO

POSIX.1-2001.  

NOTES

It is not possible to block SIGKILL or SIGSTOP. Attempts to do so are silently ignored.

Each of the threads in a process has its own signal mask.

A child created via fork(2) inherits a copy of its parent's signal mask; the signal mask is preserved across execve(2).

If SIGBUS, SIGFPE, SIGILL, or SIGSEGV are generated while they are blocked, the result is undefined, unless the signal was generated by kill(2), sigqueue(3), or raise(3).

See sigsetops(3) for details on manipulating signal sets.  

SEE ALSO

kill(2), pause(2), sigaction(2), signal(2), sigpending(2), sigsuspend(2), pthread_sigmask(3), sigqueue(3), sigsetops(3), signal(7)  

COLOPHON

This page is part of release 3.81 of the Linux man-pages project. A description of the project, information about reporting bugs, and the latest version of this page, can be found at http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/.


 

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