Leon Timmermans

NAME

Thread::SigMask - Thread specific signal masks

VERSION

version 0.004

SYNOPSIS

 use Thread::SigMask qw/sigset/;
 use POSIX qw/SIG_BLOCK SIG_UNBLOCK/;
        
 sigmask(SIG_BLOCK, $sigset);
 ...
 sigmask(SIG_UNBLOCK, $sigset);

DESCRIPTION

This module provides per-thread signal masks. On non-threaded perls it will be effectively the same as POSIX::sigprocmask. The interface works exactly the same as sigprocmask.

FUNCTIONS

sigmask($how, $newset, $oldset = undef)

Change and/or examine calling process's signal mask. This uses POSIX::SigSet objects for the newset and oldset arguments. The behavior of the call is dependent on the value of how.

  • SIG_BLOCK

    The set of blocked signals is the union of the current set and the set argument.

  • SIG_UNBLOCK

    The signals in set are removed from the current set of blocked signals. It is permissible to attempt to unblock a signal which is not blocked.

  • SIG_SETMASK

    The set of blocked signals is set to the argument set.

If oldset is defined, the previous value of the signal mask is stored in oldset. If newset is NULL, then the signal mask is unchanged (i.e., how is ignored), but the current value of the signal mask is nevertheless returned in oldset (if it is not NULL).

SEE ALSO

Signal::Mask

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Parts of this documentation is shamelessly stolen from POSIX and Linux' sigprocmask(2).

AUTHOR

Leon Timmermans <leont@cpan.org>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

This software is copyright (c) 2010 by Leon Timmermans.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.




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