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Manual Reference Pages  - SIGNAL (9)

NAME

signal, SIGADDSET, SIGDELSET, SETEMPTYSET, SIGFILLSET, SIGISMEMBER, SIGISEMPTY, SIGNOTEMPTY, SIGSETEQ, SIGSETNEQ, SIGSETOR, SIGSETAND, SIGSETNAND, SIGSETCANTMASK, SIG_STOPSIGMASK, SIG_CONTSIGMASK, SIGPENDING, cursig, execsigs, issignal, killproc, pgsigio, postsig, sigexit, siginit, signotify, trapsignal - kernel signal functions

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Return Values
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Authors

SYNOPSIS


.In sys/param.h
.In sys/proc.h
.In sys/signalvar.h void SIGADDSET sigset_t set int signo void SIGDELSET sigset_t set int signo void SIGEMPTYSET sigset_t set void SIGFILLSET sigset_t set int SIGISMEMBER sigset_t set int signo int SIGISEMPTY sigset_t set int SIGNOTEMPTY sigset_t set int SIGSETEQ sigset_t set1 sigset_t set2 int SIGSETNEQ sigset_t set1 sigset_t set2 void SIGSETOR sigset_t set1 sigset_t set2 void SIGSETAND sigset_t set1 sigset_t set2 void SIGSETNAND sigset_t set1 sigset_t set2 void SIG_CANTMASK sigset_t set void SIG_STOPSIGMASK sigset_t set void SIG_CONTSIGMASK sigset_t set int SIGPENDING struct proc *p int cursig struct thread *td void execsigs struct proc *p int issignal struct thread *td void killproc struct proc *p char *why void pgsigio struct sigio **sigiop int sig int checkctty void postsig int sig void sigexit struct thread *td int signum void siginit struct proc *p void signotify struct thread *td void trapsignal struct thread *td int sig u_long code

DESCRIPTION

The SIGADDSET macro adds signo to set. No effort is made to ensure that signo is a valid signal number.

The SIGDELSET macro removes signo from set. No effort is made to ensure that signo is a valid signal number.

The SIGEMPTYSET macro clears all signals in set.

The SIGFILLSET macro sets all signals in set.

The SIGISMEMBER macro determines if signo is set in set.

The SIGISEMPTY macro determines if set does not have any signals set.

The SIGNOTEMPTY macro determines if set has any signals set.

The SIGSETEQ macro determines if two signal sets are equal; that is, the same signals are set in both.

The SIGSETNEQ macro determines if two signal sets differ; that is, if any signal set in one is not set in the other.

The SIGSETOR macro ORs the signals set in set2 into set1.

The SIGSETAND macro ANDs the signals set in set2 into set1.

The SIGSETNAND macro NANDs the signals set in set2 into set1.

The SIG_CANTMASK macro clears the SIGKILL and SIGSTOP signals from set. These two signals cannot be blocked or caught and SIG_CANTMASK is used in code where signals are manipulated to ensure this policy is enforced.

The SIG_STOPSIGMASK macro clears the SIGSTOP, SIGTSTP, SIGTTIN, and SIGTTOU signals from set. SIG_STOPSIGMASK is used to clear stop signals when a process is waiting for a child to exit or exec, and when a process is continuing after having been suspended.

The SIG_CONTSIGMASK macro clears the SIGCONT signal from set. SIG_CONTSIGMASK is called when a process is stopped.

The SIGPENDING macro determines if the given process has any pending signals that are not masked. If the process has a pending signal and the process is currently being traced, SIGPENDING will return true even if the signal is masked.

The cursig function returns the signal number that should be delivered to process td->td_proc. If there are no signals pending, zero is returned.

The execsigs function resets the signal set and signal stack of a process in preparation for an execve(2). The lock for p must be held before execsigs is called.

The issignal function determines if there are any pending signals for process td->td_proc that should be caught, or cause this process to terminate or interrupt its current system call. If process td->td_proc is currently being traced, ignored signals will be handled and the process is always stopped. Stop signals are handled and cleared right away by issignal unless the process is a member of an orphaned process group and the stop signal originated from a TTY. The sched_lock lock may be acquired and released, and if Giant is held, it may be released and reacquired. The
.Vt sigacts structure td->td_proc->p_sigacts must be locked before calling issignal and may be released and reacquired during the call. The process lock for td->td_proc must be acquired before calling issignal and may be released and reacquired during the call. The lock for the parent of td->td_proc may also be acquired and released. Default signal actions are not taken for system processes and init.

The killproc function delivers SIGKILL to p. why is logged as the reason why the process was killed.

The pgsigio function sends the signal sig to the process or process group sigiop->sio_pgid. If checkctty is non-zero, the signal is only delivered to processes in the process group that have a controlling terminal. If sigiop->sio_pgid is for a process (> 0), the lock for sigiop->sio_proc is acquired and released. If sigiop->sio_pgid is for a process group (< 0), the process group lock for sigiop->sio_pgrp is acquired and released. The lock sigio_lock is acquired and released.

The postsig function handles the actual delivery of the signal sig. postsig is called from ast after the kernel has been notified that a signal should be delivered (via a call to signotify, which causes the flag PS_NEEDSIGCHK to be set). The lock for process that owns curthread must be held before postsig is called, and the current process cannot be 0. The lock for the p_sigacts field of the current process must be held before postsig is called, and may be released and reacquired.

The sigexit function causes the process that owns td to exit with a return value of signal number sig. If required, the process will dump core. The lock for the process that owns td must be held before sigexit is called.

The siginit function is called during system initialization to cause every signal with a default property of SA_IGNORE (except SIGCONT) to be ignored by p. The process lock for p is acquired and released by siginit. The only process that siginit is ever called for is proc0.

The signotify function flags that there are unmasked signals pending that ast should handle. The lock for process td->td_proc must be held before signotify is called, and sched_lock is acquired and released.

The trapsignal function sends a signal that is the result of a trap to process td->td_proc. If the process is not being traced and the signal can be delivered immediately, trapsignal will deliver it directly; otherwise, trapsignal will call psignal(9) to cause the signal to be delivered. The sched_lock lock is acquired and released, as is the lock for td->td_proc. The lock for the p_sigacts field of td->td_proc is acquired and released.

RETURN VALUES

The SIGISMEMBER, SIGISEMPTY, SIGNOTEMPTY, SIGSETEQ, SIGSETNEQ, and SIGPENDING macros all return non-zero (true) if the condition they are checking is found to be true; otherwise, zero (false) is returned.

The cursig function returns either a valid signal number or zero.

issignal returns either a valid signal number or zero.

SEE ALSO

gsignal(9), pgsignal(9), psignal(9)

AUTHORS

This manual page was written by
.An Chad David Aq davidc@FreeBSD.org .
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