RE: A signal fairy tale - a little comphist

From: Heusden, Folkert van (
Date: Thu Jun 28 2001 - 08:57:23 EST

> A signal number cannot be opened more than once concurrently;
> sigopen() thus provides a way to avoid signal usage clashes
> in large programs.
YOU> Signals are a pretty dopey API anyway -

Exactly. When signals were made up, signalhandlers were supposed to
not so much more then a last cry and then exit the application. sigHUP
to re-read the config was not supposed to happen.

YOU> so instead of trying to patch
YOU> them up, why not think of something better for AIO?

Yeah, a select() on excepfds.

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