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2013-12-12include cleanups: remove unused headers and add feature test macrosSzabolcs Nagy-1/+0
2013-08-09change sigset_t functions to restrict to _NSIGRich Felker-1/+1
the idea here is to avoid advertising signals that don't exist and to make these functions safe to call (e.g. from within other parts of the implementation) on fake sigset_t objects which do not have the HURD padding.
2013-08-09optimize posix_spawn to avoid spurious sigaction syscallsRich Felker-4/+1
the trick here is that sigaction can track for us which signals have ever had a signal handler set for them, and only those signals need to be considered for reset. this tracking mask may have false positives, since it is impossible to remove bits from it without race conditions. false negatives are not possible since the mask is updated with atomic operations prior to making the sigaction syscall. implementation-internal signals are set to SIG_IGN rather than SIG_DFL so that a signal raised in the parent (e.g. calling pthread_cancel on the thread executing pthread_spawn) does not have any chance make it to the child, where it would cause spurious termination by signal. this change reduces the minimum/typical number of syscalls in the child from around 70 to 4 (including execve). this should greatly improve the performance of posix_spawn and other interfaces which use it (popen and system). to facilitate these changes, sigismember is also changed to return 0 rather than -1 for invalid signals, and to return the actual status of implementation-internal signals. POSIX allows but does not require an error on invalid signal numbers, and in fact returning an error tends to confuse applications which wrongly assume the return value of sigismember is boolean.
2013-07-18fix off-by-one error in checks for implementation-internal signal numbersRich Felker-1/+1
2011-05-07overhaul implementation-internal signal protectionsRich Felker-1/+1
the new approach relies on the fact that the only ways to create sigset_t objects without invoking UB are to use the sig*set() functions, or from the masks returned by sigprocmask, sigaction, etc. or in the ucontext_t argument to a signal handler. thus, as long as sigfillset and sigaddset avoid adding the "protected" signals, there is no way the application will ever obtain a sigset_t including these bits, and thus no need to add the overhead of checking/clearing them when sigprocmask or sigaction is called. note that the old code actually *failed* to remove the bits from sa_mask when sigaction was called. the new implementations are also significantly smaller, simpler, and faster due to ignoring the useless "GNU HURD signals" 65-1024, which are not used and, if there's any sanity in the world, never will be used.
2011-02-12initial check-in, version 0.5.0v0.5.0Rich Felker-0/+12