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SIGRETURN

Section: Linux Programmer's Manual (2)
Updated: 1995-08-21
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NAME

sigreturn - return from signal handler and cleanup stack frame  

SYNOPSIS

int sigreturn(unsigned long __unused);  

DESCRIPTION

When the Linux kernel creates the stack frame for a signal handler, a call to sigreturn() is inserted into the stack frame so that the signal handler will call sigreturn() upon return. This inserted call to sigreturn() cleans up the stack so that the process can restart from where it was interrupted by the signal.  

RETURN VALUE

sigreturn() never returns.  

FILES

/usr/src/linux/arch/i386/kernel/signal.c
/usr/src/linux/arch/alpha/kernel/entry.S  

CONFORMING TO

sigreturn() is specific to Linux and should not be used in programs intended to be portable.  

NOTES

The sigreturn() call is used by the kernel to implement signal handlers. It should never be called directly. Better yet, the specific use of the __unused argument varies depending on the architecture.  

SEE ALSO

kill(2), signal(2), signal(7)


 

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