Subject: Re: sleep(3)
To: Rolf Grossmann <email@example.com>
From: Neil J. McRae <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 05/03/1995 13:42:51
> on Fri, 28 Apr 1995 14:18:33 +0200 Paul Kranenburg wrote
> concerning "sleep(3)" something like this:
> > Currently, sleep(3) and usleep(3) never return if the process' set of blocked
> > signals happens to include SIGALRM. I'm inclined to believe that this
> > shouldn't be so; [u]sleep() sets ist own ALRM handler and can therefore
> > enable SIGALRM when sigsuspend() is called.
> Although I can't think of a case, where this would be critical, I'd take
> it to be a bug, if usleep does not return after the specified amount of
> time. And it's quite easy to fix anyway.
This is what I think causes my problem when coming out of X-Windows the
server doesn't shutdown right and to get back into X I have to reboot... :(
Neil J. McRae. Demon Internet