NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | RETURN VALUE | ERRORS | VERSIONS | CONFORMING TO | NOTES | SEE ALSO | COLOPHON

SGETMASK(2)               Linux Programmer's Manual              SGETMASK(2)

NAME         top

       sgetmask, ssetmask - manipulation of signal mask (obsolete)

SYNOPSIS         top

       long sgetmask(void);

       long ssetmask(long newmask);

       Note: There are no glibc wrappers for these system calls; see NOTES.

DESCRIPTION         top

       These system calls are obsolete.  Do not use them; use sigprocmask(2)
       instead.

       sgetmask() returns the signal mask of the calling process.

       ssetmask() sets the signal mask of the calling process to the value
       given in newmask.  The previous signal mask is returned.

       The signal masks dealt with by these two system calls are plain bit
       masks (unlike the sigset_t used by sigprocmask(2)); use sigmask(3) to
       create and inspect these masks.

RETURN VALUE         top

       sgetmask() always successfully returns the signal mask.  ssetmask()
       always succeeds, and returns the previous signal mask.

ERRORS         top

       These system calls always succeed.

VERSIONS         top

       Since Linux 3.16, support for these system calls is optional,
       depending on whether the kernel was built with the
       CONFIG_SGETMASK_SYSCALL option.

CONFORMING TO         top

       These system calls are Linux-specific.

NOTES         top

       Glibc does not provide wrappers for these obsolete system calls; in
       the unlikely event that you want to call them, use syscall(2).

       These system calls are unaware of signal numbers greater than 31
       (i.e., real-time signals).

       These system calls do not exist on x86-64.

       It is not possible to block SIGSTOP or SIGKILL.

SEE ALSO         top

       sigprocmask(2), signal(7)

COLOPHON         top

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Linux                            2014-12-31                      SGETMASK(2)