Subject: RE: signal handler context...
To: 'der Mouse' <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: Stephane St Hilaire <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 12/14/2001 16:49:11
> Why do you care?  There may be a better way to solve the underlying
> problem.

Let's say my library has a function that takes a while to complete (say a
few seconds). Basically I have a blocking call that I don't want anyone
using from a signal handler but I'd rather return an error code when called
from such a context than just hanging or crapping out.
That's the main idea.