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Re: dd hangs with SIGINT

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: dd hangs with SIGINT
Date: Thu, 07 Apr 2005 21:56:21 +0200
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Paul Eggert <address@hidden> writes:

> The downside is that the patch assumes the POSIX behavior where read and
> write fail with errno==EINTR when interrupted, and so it won't work on
> ancient hosts where there's no way to get the POSIX behavior even with
> sigaction.  These days, though, I don't think we need to worry about
> 4.3BSD hosts so I think this is OK.

According to the various manpages the siginterrupt function already
existed in 4.3BSD.


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