[gccsdk] Threading + Alt-Break = Trashed Computer

Alex Waugh alex at alexwaugh.com
Wed Jul 9 13:07:54 PDT 2008


John Tytgat <John.Tytgat at aaug.net> wrote:

> In message <a1db49bc4f.admin at snowstone.org.uk>
>           Adam <lists at snowstone.org.uk> wrote:
> 
> > I've just been looking through the GCC documentation again and can't see
> > any mention of this potentially nasty complication of trying to use
> > signal handlers with pthreads - perhaps it should be included?
> 
> If someone could formulate an autoritive statement on this topic in a
> paragraph or too, I'm more than glad to see this included in UnixLib
> documentation.  I'm not sure if I understand all in & outs myself to do
> that unfortunately.  Alex, is that something you could do (and see this
> equally worthwhile doing) ?

IIRC alt-break just calls the exit handler? If so, then I can't think of
any reason why it shouldn't work. Perhaps it's just a bug in the exit
handler.

Alex

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