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SIGQUEUE(2)                Linux Programmer's Manual               SIGQUEUE(2)



NAME
       sigqueue - queue(1,3) a signal(2,7) and data to a process

SYNOPSIS
       #include <signal.h>

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

DESCRIPTION
       sigqueue()  sends  the signal(2,7) specified in(1,8) sig to the process whose PID
       is given in(1,8) pid.  The permissions required to send(2,n)  a  signal(2,7)  are  the
       same  as for kill(1,2,1 builtins)(2).  As with kill(1,2,1 builtins)(2), the null signal(2,7) (0) can be used
       to check if(3,n) 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(2,7), and
       has the following type:

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

       If the receiving process has installed a handler for this signal(2,7)  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 struc-
       ture will be set(7,n,1 builtins) to SI_QUEUE.

RETURN VALUE
       On success, sigqueue() returns 0, indicating that the signal(2,7)  was  suc-
       cessfully queued to the receiving proces.  Otherwise -1 is returned and
       errno is set(7,n,1 builtins) to indicate the error.

ERRORS
       EAGAIN The limit of signals which may be queued has been reached.  (See
              signal(2,7)(7) for further information.)

       EINVAL sig was invalid.

       EPERM  The  process  does not have permission to send(2,n) the signal(2,7) to the
              receiving process.  For the required permissions, see kill(1,2,1 builtins)(2).

       ESRCH  No process has a PID matching pid.

NOTES
       If this function results in(1,8) the sending of a signal(2,7) to the process that
       invoked  it, and that signal(2,7) was not blocked by the calling thread, and
       no other threads were willing to handle this signal(2,7) (either  by  having
       it  unblocked,  or  by  waiting for it using sigwait(3)), then at least
       some signal(2,7) must be delivered  to  this  thread  before  this  function
       returns.

CONFORMING TO
       POSIX 1003.1-2001

SEE ALSO
       kill(1,2,1 builtins)(2), sigaction(2), signal(2,7)(2), sigwait(3), signal(2,7)(7)



Linux 2.6.7                       2004-06-16                       SIGQUEUE(2)

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