SIGRETURN

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
RETURN VALUE
WARNING
CONFORMING TO
FILES
SEE ALSO

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 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.

WARNING

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.

CONFORMING TO

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

FILES

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

SEE ALSO

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






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