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From "Ralf S. Engelschall" <>
Subject Re: [mpm] No sigwait(2) on SVR4
Date Fri, 13 Aug 1999 20:27:52 GMT

In article <> you wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 13, 1999 at 02:29:37PM -0500, Me at IO wrote:
>> On Fri, Aug 13, 1999 at 01:26:53PM +0200, Martin Kraemer wrote:
>> > How can I (portably) work around the missing sigwait()?
>> Not with any simple changes. The main problem is that pools can't be
>> cleaned from signal handlers, since the pools use pthread calls.
> Hmmm, here's another possiblity, though unlikely. Can we assume good
> support among the different threaded Unixes for SIGEV_THREAD? With it,
> a signal will cause a new thread to be created to run the signal
> handler, and it looks like pthread calls can be made from this new
> thread. 

Hmmm... SIGEV_THREAD is not very portable IMHO. 
I would avoid to use it...
                                       Ralf S. Engelschall

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