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SIGSUSPEND(2) System Calls Manual SIGSUSPEND(2)

NAME

sigsuspendatomically change the signal mask and wait for interrupt

SYNOPSIS

#include <signal.h>
int
sigsuspend(const sigset_t *sigmask);

DESCRIPTION

sigsuspend() temporarily changes the blocked signal mask to the set to which sigmask points, and then waits for a signal to arrive; on return the previous set of masked signals is restored. The signal mask set is usually empty to indicate that all signals are to be unblocked for the duration of the call.
In normal usage, a signal is blocked using sigprocmask(2) to begin a critical section, variables modified on the occurrence of the signal are examined to determine that there is no work to be done, and the process pauses awaiting work by using sigsuspend() with the previous mask returned by sigprocmask(2).

RETURN VALUES

The sigsuspend() function always terminates by being interrupted, returning -1 with errno set to EINTR.

SEE ALSO

sigaction(2), sigprocmask(2), sigaddset(3)

STANDARDS

The sigsuspend() function call conforms to IEEE Std 1003.1-2008 (“POSIX.1”).
May 29, 2017 OpenBSD-current