Handling and propagating signals

David Cantrell david at cantrell.org.uk
Fri Feb 2 19:24:08 GMT 2007

On Thu, Feb 01, 2007 at 01:17:12PM -0500, bah at longitude.com wrote:
> Two thoughts.  First, what happens if you resend the signal to -$$ in the
> signal handler?  Ought this not propagate the signal to all processes in
> your process group?

I was muttering about that in the pub with people last night.
Apparently relying on process groups to work properly is a no-no.

The most reliable way would seem to be fork/exec and waitpid.

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