Re: [PATCH] salinfo_decode silent exit in older 2.4s

From: Keith Owens <>
Date: 2005-04-20 10:04:09
On Tue, 19 Apr 2005 15:51:28 -0600, 
dann frazier <> wrote:
>On Wed, 2005-04-13 at 13:51 -0600, dann frazier wrote:
>> On Tue, 2005-04-12 at 09:03 +1000, Keith Owens wrote:
>> > I coded that exit on the assumption that the only reason salinfo_decode
>> > would get -EINTR is from a signal.  salinfo_decode 0.7 does not have
>> > alarms, so the only signal should be from an external event, i.e. when
>> > the user wants to shut it down.  Before changing the behaviour, can you
>> > find out why -EINTR is being returned in the first place.  IOW, what
>> > event is causing -EINTR to be returned.
>> hey Keith,
>>   An strace shows a SIGCHLD, for which a handler is registered.
>> Apparently this is the salinfo_decode_oem process?
>hey Keith,
>  Did this reply answer your question, or do you need more information
>from me?  It seems SIGCHLD is the corner case.  Does exit(0) make sense
>for other signals?

Thanks, you answered my questions.  I have a lot of updates queued for
salinfo_decode to make it more resilient, your patch has been included
in that set, which I am stil testing.

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