|PSIGNAL(9)||Kernel Developer's Manual||PSIGNAL(9)|
proc *p, int
pgrp *pgrp, int
thread *td, int
DESCRIPTION¶These functions post a signal to a thread or one or more processes. The argument signum common to all three functions should be in the range [1-
kern_psignal() function posts signal
number signum to the process represented by the
process structure p. The
kern_psignal() function used to be called
psignal() but was renamed in order to eliminate a
name collision with the libc function of that name and facilitate code
reuse. With a few exceptions noted below, the target process signal
disposition is updated and is marked as runnable, so further handling of the
signal is done in the context of the target process after a context switch.
kern_psignal() does not by itself cause a
context switch to happen.
The target process is not marked as runnable in the following cases:
- The target process is sleeping uninterruptibly. The signal will be noticed when the process returns from the system call or trap.
- The target process is currently ignoring the signal.
- If a stop signal is sent to a sleeping process that takes the default action (see sigaction(2)), the process is stopped without awakening it.
SIGCONTrestarts a stopped process (or puts them back to sleep) regardless of the signal action (e.g., blocked or ignored).
If the target process is being traced
kern_psignal() behaves as if the target process were
taking the default action for signum. This allows the
tracing process to be notified of the signal.
pgsignal() function posts signal
number signum to each member of the process group
described by pgrp. If checkctty
is non-zero, the signal will be posted only to processes that have a
pgsignal() is implemented by
walking along the process list headed by the field
pg_members of the process group structure pointed at
by pgrp and calling
kern_psignal() as appropriate. If
NULL no action is
gsignal() function posts signal number
signum to each member of the process group identified
by the group id pgid.
gsignal() first finds the group structure associated
with pgid, then invokes
pgsignal() with the argument
checkctty set to zero. If pgid
is zero no action is taken.
tdsignal() function posts signal
number signum to the thread represented by the thread
SEE ALSO¶sigaction(2), signal(9), tsleep(9)
psignal() function was renamed to
kern_psignal() in FreeBSD 9.0.
|October 8, 2011||Linux 4.9.0-9-amd64|