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Re: standards/51024 (NetBSD misses the mandatory waitid() syscall)
The following reply was made to PR standards/51024; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: David Holland <dholland-bugs%netbsd.org@localhost>
Subject: Re: standards/51024 (NetBSD misses the mandatory waitid() syscall)
Date: Wed, 20 Apr 2016 08:50:11 +0000
On Mon, Apr 04, 2016 at 04:10:01PM +0000, Joerg Schilling wrote:
> The value of status may be 0, EXIT_SUCCESS, EXIT_FAILURE, or any other
> value, though only the least significant 8 bits (that is, status & 0377)
> shall be available from wait() and waitpid(); the full value shall
> be available from waitid() and in the siginfo_t passed to a
> signal handler for SIGCHLD.
Am I supposed to interpret this to *prohibit* wait() from returning
more than 8 bits of status?
That is... stupid.
David A. Holland
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