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Re: alarm(3) bug?

On Tue, Oct 23, 2012 at 01:58:29PM -0700, enh wrote:
> i was trying to replace bionic's hacked alarm.c with the current
> NetBSD alarm.c, but noticed that you return -1 on error, unlike glibc
> and bionic, and apparently contrary to POSIX:
> "The alarm() function is always successful, and no return value is
> reserved to indicate an error."

I'd say you have a bigger problem if the system call fails.
The alternative would be silently ignoring the error, which doesn't feel


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