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SubjectRe: Question about Linux signal handling
From: Alan Cox <>
Subject: Re: Question about Linux signal handling
Date: 23 Feb 2003 23:43:31 +0000

> On Sun, 2003-02-23 at 22:29, Albert Cahalan wrote:
> > Yes. This is the behavior of all SysV UNIX systems
> > and Linux kernels. Unfortunately, BSD got it wrong.
> Firstly BSD didn't get it wrong, things merely diverged
> historically after V7 unix.

The V7 signals where not reliable and there where not neatly blockable.
Naturally people invented incompatible solutions to come around it, just as
you would expect.

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