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NAME

       sgetmask, ssetmask - manipulation of signal mask (obsolete)

SYNOPSIS

       long sgetmask(void);

       long ssetmask(long newmask);

DESCRIPTION

       These system calls are obsolete.  Do not use them; use sigprocmask(2) instead.

       sgetmask() returns the signal mask of the calling process.

       ssetmask() sets the signal mask of the calling process to the value given in newmask.  The
       previous signal mask is returned.

       The signal masks dealt with by these two system calls are  plain  bit  masks  (unlike  the
       sigset_t used by sigprocmask(2)); use sigmask(3) to create and inspect these masks.

RETURN VALUE

       sgetmask()  always  successfully returns the signal mask.  ssetmask() always succeeds, and
       returns the previous signal mask.

ERRORS

       These system calls always succeed.

CONFORMING TO

       These system calls are Linux-specific.

NOTES

       Glibc does not provide wrappers for these system calls; use syscall(2).

       These system calls are  unaware  of  signal  numbers  greater  than  31  (i.e.,  real-time
       signals).

       It is not possible to block SIGSTOP or SIGKILL.

SEE ALSO

       sigprocmask(2), signal(7)

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