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    Command:

    siggetmask

    
    
    

    SYNOPSIS

           #include <signal.h>
    
           int sigvec(int sig, struct sigvec *vec, struct sigvec *ovec);
    
           int sigmask(int signum);
    
           int sigblock(int mask);
    
           int sigsetmask(int mask);
    
           int siggetmask(void);
    
       Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):
    
           All functions shown above: _BSD_SOURCE
    
    
    

    DESCRIPTION

           These  functions are provided in glibc as a compatibility interface for
           programs that make use of the historical BSD signal API.  This  API  is
           obsolete:  new  applications  should  use  the POSIX signal API (sigac-
           tion(2), sigprocmask(2), etc.).
    
           The sigvec() function sets and/or gets the disposition  of  the  signal
           sig  (like the POSIX sigaction(2)).  If vec is not NULL, it points to a
           sigvec structure that defines the new disposition for sig.  If ovec  is
           not  NULL,  it  points to a sigvec structure that is used to return the
           previous disposition of sig.  To obtain the current disposition of  sig
           without  changing  it, specify NULL for vec, and a non-null pointer for
           ovec.
    
           The dispositions for SIGKILL and SIGSTOP cannot be changed.
    
           The sigvec structure has the following form:
    
               struct sigvec {
                   void (*sv_handler)(int); /* Signal disposition */
                   int    sv_mask;          /* Signals to be blocked in handler */
                   int    sv_flags;         /* Flags */
               };
    
           The sv_handler field specifies the disposition of the  signal,  and  is
           either:  the address of a signal handler function; SIG_DFL, meaning the
           default disposition applies for the signal; or  SIG_IGN,  meaning  that
           the signal is ignored.
    
           If  sv_handler  specifies the address of a signal handler, then sv_mask
           specifies a mask of signals that are to be blocked while the handler is
           executing.  In addition, the signal for which the handler is invoked is
           also blocked.  Attempts  to  block  SIGKILL  or  SIGSTOP  are  silently
           ignored.
    
                  ing the signal handler.  If this flag is not specified, then the
                  handler remains established until explicitly removed by a  later
                  call to sigvec() or until the process performs an execve(2).
    
           SV_ONSTACK
                  Handle  the  signal  on the alternate signal stack (historically
                  established under BSD using the  obsolete  sigstack()  function;
                  the POSIX replacement is sigaltstack(2)).
    
           The  sigmask()  function  constructs  and  returns  a "signal mask" for
           signum.  For example, we can initialize the vec.sv_mask field given  to
           sigvec() using code such as the following:
    
               vec.sv_mask = sigmask(SIGQUIT) | sigmask(SIGABRT);
                           /* Block SIGQUIT and SIGABRT during
                              handler execution */
    
           The  sigblock() function adds the signals in mask to the process's sig-
           nal mask (like POSIX sigprocmask(SIG_BLOCK)), and returns the process's
           previous  signal  mask.   Attempts  to  block  SIGKILL  or  SIGSTOP are
           silently ignored.
    
           The sigsetmask() function sets the process's signal mask to  the  value
           given  in  mask  (like POSIX sigprocmask(SIG_SETMASK)), and returns the
           process's previous signal mask.
    
           The siggetmask() function returns the process's  current  signal  mask.
           This call is equivalent to sigblock(0).
    
    
    

    RETURN VALUE

           The sigvec() function returns 0 on success; on error, it returns -1 and
           sets errno to indicate the error.
    
           The sigblock() and sigsetmask() functions return  the  previous  signal
           mask.
    
           The sigmask() function returns the signal mask for signum.
    
    
    

    ERRORS

           See the ERRORS under sigaction(2) and sigprocmask(2).
    
    
    

    CONFORMING TO

           All  of these functions were in 4.3BSD, except siggetmask(), whose ori-
           gin is unclear.  These functions are obsolete: do not use them  in  new
           programs.
    
    
    

    NOTES

           On  4.3BSD,  the signal() function provided reliable semantics (as when
           calling sigvec() with vec.sv_mask equal to 0).  On System  V,  signal()
           provides  unreliable  semantics.   POSIX.1-2001 leaves these aspects of
           signal() unspecified.  See signal(2) for further details.
    
    
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