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__THRSIGDIVERT(2) System Calls Manual __THRSIGDIVERT(2)

__thrsigdivertsynchronously accept a signal

#include <sys/time.h>
#include <signal.h>

__thrsigdivert(sigset_t set, siginfo_t *info, const struct timespec *timeout);

The () function is used to implement (). It selects a signal pending for the calling thread or process from set, atomically clears it from that set of pending signals, and returns that signal number. If prior to the call to __thrsigdivert() there are multiple pending instances of a single signal number, it is undefined whether upon successful return there are any remaining pending signals for that signal number. If no signal in set is pending at the time of the call, the thread shall be suspended until one or more becomes pending. The signals defined by set should have been blocked in all threads in the process at the time of the call to __thrsigdivert(); otherwise the signal may be delivered to some thread that does not have it blocked.

If more than one thread is using () to wait for the same signal, no more than one of these threads shall return from __thrsigdivert() for any given signal that is sent. Which thread returns from __thrsigdivert() if more than a single thread is waiting is unspecified.

If the info argument is not NULL, then a siginfo_t will be stored there which has the selected signal number in its si_signo member and the cause of the signal in its si_code member.

If the timeout argument is not NULL and no selected signal is currently pending, then () will wait no longer than the specified time period for a signal to arrive before failing.

If successful, the number of the signal that was accepted is returned. Otherwise, a value of -1 is returned and errno is set to indicate the error.

__thrsigdivert() will succeed unless:

The timeout was reached before a selected signal was received.

sigaction(2), sigprocmask(2), sigwait(3)

The __thrsigdivert() function is specific to OpenBSD and should not be used in portable applications.

A thrsigdivert() syscall appeared in OpenBSD 3.9. The info and timeout arguments were added in OpenBSD 4.9.

The thrsigdivert() syscall was created by Ted Unangst <>. This manual page was written by Philip Guenther <>.

February 22, 2023 OpenBSD-current