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NAME

       sigqueue, rt_sigqueueinfo - queue a signal and data to a process

SYNOPSIS

       #include <signal.h>

       int sigqueue(pid_t pid, int sig, const union sigval value);

   Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):

       sigqueue(): _POSIX_C_SOURCE >= 199309L

DESCRIPTION

       sigqueue()  sends  the  signal  specified in sig to the process whose PID is given in pid.
       The permissions required to send a signal are the same as for kill(2).  As  with  kill(2),
       the null signal (0) can be used to check if a process with a given PID exists.

       The value argument is used to specify an accompanying item of data (either an integer or a
       pointer value) to be sent with the signal, and has the following type:

           union sigval {
               int   sival_int;
               void *sival_ptr;
           };

       If the receiving process has installed a handler for this signal using the SA_SIGINFO flag
       to  sigaction(2),  then  it  can  obtain this data via the si_value field of the siginfo_t
       structure passed as the second argument to the handler.  Furthermore, the si_code field of
       that structure will be set to SI_QUEUE.

RETURN VALUE

       On  success,  sigqueue()  returns 0, indicating that the signal was successfully queued to
       the receiving process.  Otherwise -1 is returned and errno is set to indicate the error.

ERRORS

       EAGAIN The limit of signals which may be queued has  been  reached.   (See  signal(7)  for
              further information.)

       EINVAL sig was invalid.

       EPERM  The  process  does not have permission to send the signal to the receiving process.
              For the required permissions, see kill(2).

       ESRCH  No process has a PID matching pid.

VERSIONS

       This system call first appeared in Linux 2.2.

CONFORMING TO

       POSIX.1-2001.

NOTES

       If this function results in the sending of a signal to the process that  invoked  it,  and
       that  signal  was  not blocked by the calling thread, and no other threads were willing to
       handle this signal (either by having it unblocked, or by waiting for it using sigwait(3)),
       then at least some signal must be delivered to this thread before this function returns.

       On  Linux,  this  function  is  implemented using the rt_sigqueueinfo(2) system call.  The
       system call differs in its third argument, which is the siginfo_t structure that  will  be
       supplied  to the receiving process's signal handler or returned by the receiving process's
       sigtimedwait(2) call.  Inside the glibc  sigqueue()  wrapper,  this  argument,  uinfo,  is
       initialized as follows:

           uinfo.si_signo = sig;      /* argument supplied to sigqueue() */
           uinfo.si_code = SI_QUEUE;
           uinfo.si_pid = getpid();   /* Process ID of sender */
           uinfo.si_uid = getuid();   /* Real UID of sender */
           uinfo.si_value = val;      /* argument supplied to sigqueue() */

SEE ALSO

       kill(2),  rt_sigqueueinfo(2),  sigaction(2),  signal(2),  pthread_sigqueue(3), sigwait(3),
       signal(7)

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