22SIGNALS: ADVANCED FEATURES
This chapter completes the discussion of signals that we began in Chapter 20, covering a number of more advanced topics, including the following:
• core dump files;
• special cases regarding signal delivery, disposition, and handling;
• synchronous and asynchronous generation of signals;
• when and in what order signals are delivered;
• realtime signals;
• the use of sigsuspend() to set the process signal mask and wait for a signal to arrive;
• the use of sigwaitinfo() (and sigtimedwait()) to synchronously wait for a signal to arrive;
• the use of signalfd() to receive a signal via a file descriptor; and
• the older BSD and System V signal APIs.
22.1 Core Dump Files
Certain signals cause a process to create a core ...
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