Making Replication Robust

David Carter dpc22 at
Sat Oct 13 03:53:25 EDT 2007

On Sat, 13 Oct 2007, Bron Gondwana wrote:

> Apart from a couple of short-lived command line utilities it looks like
> the only use of signal() is a bunch of 'signal(SIGPIPE, SIG_IGN);'
> scattered through just about everything.
> Most of the "interesting" signal handling is done with sigaction
> already.

And indeed it uses an explicit SA_RESTART flag, so it looks like I've
been worrying about nothing all along. By all means signal away!

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