Subject: Re: Trivial program spins on divide by zero
To: Tim Goodwin <>
From: Chris Wareham <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/14/2003 15:06:55
Tim Goodwin wrote:
> It seems that something in GNOME (gnome-session? metacity?) is setting
> a ridiculous signal mask.  Since csh frobs with sigprocmask() itself,
> it doesn't matter - provided your shell is csh.  But when a Real Shell
> inherites this crazy signal mask, you get the unhelpful behaviour I'm
> seeing.

It could be the GNOME program that intercepts signals and pops up the
"Program x has crashed" dialog. I believe this is called gnome_segv or
some such.