Re: manipulating sigmask from filesystems and drivers

From: Linus Torvalds (
Date: Thu Aug 01 2002 - 15:51:05 EST

On Thu, 1 Aug 2002, Roman Zippel wrote:
> >
> > In short, this is not something that can be discussed. It's a cold fact, a
> > law of UNIX if you will.
> Any program setting up signal handlers should expext interrupted i/o,
> otherwise it's buggy.


Go read the standards. Some IO is not interruptible. This is not something
I'm making up, and this is not something that can be discussed about. The
speed of light in vacuum is 'c', regardless of your own relative speed.
And file reads are not interruptible.


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