Subject: Re: Possible changes to POSIX abort()
To: None <>
From: Ben Harris <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 07/13/2002 20:05:14
On 12 Jul 2002 wrote:

> One might try some (fairly arbitrary ground) like, for each stdout,
> stderr:
> 	* if the output methods are the normal ones, and
> 	* if there is data in the buffer waiting to be output,
> 	* then try something which won't itself be fatal but which
>           would possibly make the last output available, like
>           write()ing the buffered data.

I think that's reasonable, and quite probably safe in the face of threads
and signals.

> (Of course, the old behaviour would have to be provided by a versioned
> call "forever.")

abort() can't be versioned using our current technology.

Ben Harris                                                   <>
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