Subject: Re: Possible changes to POSIX abort()
To: David Laight <>
From: Jason R Thorpe <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 07/14/2002 12:48:10
On Sun, Jul 14, 2002 at 08:18:14PM +0100, David Laight wrote:

 > I thought the point about abort() was that you could call it from a
 > signal handler and it would flush the stdio streams....

Flushing stdio streams is particularly dangerous to do in a signal
handler, because doing so could require acquiring a mutex.

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>