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sigsuspend(2)			 System	Calls			 sigsuspend(2)

NAME
       sigsuspend - install a signal mask and suspend caller until signal

SYNOPSIS
       #include	<signal.h>

       int sigsuspend(const sigset_t *set);

DESCRIPTION
       The  sigsuspend()  function  replaces the caller's signal mask with the
       set of signals pointed to by the	set argument and  suspends the	caller
       until  delivery	of a signal whose action is either to execute a	signal
       catching	function or to terminate the process.

       If the action is	to terminate the process, sigsuspend()	does  not  re-
       turn.   If the action is	to execute a signal catching function, sigsus-
       pend() returns after the	signal catching	function returns.  On  return,
       the signal mask is restored to the set that existed before the  call to
       sigsuspend().

       It is not possible to block those signals that cannot be	 ignored  (see
       signal(3HEAD)); this restriction	is silently imposed by the system.

RETURN VALUES
       Since  sigsuspend() suspends the	caller's execution indefinitely, there
       is no successful	completion return value. On failure, it	returns	-1 and
       sets errno to indicate the error.

ERRORS
       The sigsuspend()	function will fail if:

       EFAULT
	     The set argument points to	an illegal address.

       EINTR A	signal	was caught by the caller and control was returned from
	     the signal	catching function.

ATTRIBUTES
       See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
       |      ATTRIBUTE	TYPE	     |	    ATTRIBUTE VALUE	   |
       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
       |MT-Level		     |Async-Signal-Safe		   |
       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+

SEE ALSO
       sigaction(2), sigprocmask(2),  sigwait(2),  signal(3C),	signal(3HEAD),
       sigsetops(3C), attributes (5)

NOTES
       If  the	caller specifies more than one unblocked signal	in the mask to
       sigsuspend(), more than one signal might	be processed before  the  call
       to sigsuspend() returns.

       While  the  caller is executing the signal handler that interrupted its
       call to sigsuspend(), its signal	mask is	 the  one  passed  to  sigsus-
       pend(),	modified as usual by the signal	mask specification in the sig-
       nal's sigaction(2) parameters.  The caller's signal  mask  is  not  re-
       stored to its previous value until the caller returns from all the sig-
       nal handlers that interrupted sigsuspend().

SunOS 5.9			  23 Jul 2001			 sigsuspend(2)

NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | RETURN VALUES | ERRORS | ATTRIBUTES | SEE ALSO | NOTES

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