Re: A signal fairy tale

From: Christopher Smith (
Date: Fri Jun 29 2001 - 03:22:30 EST

At 01:58 PM 6/28/2001 +0100, John Fremlin wrote:
> Dan Kegel <> writes:
> > A signal number cannot be opened more than once concurrently;
> > sigopen() thus provides a way to avoid signal usage clashes
> > in large programs.
>Signals are a pretty dopey API anyway - so instead of trying to patch
>them up, why not think of something better for AIO?

You assume that this issue only comes up when you're doing AIO. If we do
something that makes signals work better, we can have a much broader impact
that just AIO. If nothing else, the signal usage clashing issue has nothing
to do with AIO.


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