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sgetmask, ssetmask - manipulation of signal mask (obsolete)
long ssetmask(long newmask);
These system calls are obsolete.
Do not use them;
returns the signal mask of the calling process.
sets the signal mask of the calling process to the value given in
The previous signal mask is returned.
The signal masks dealt with by these two system calls
are plain bit masks (unlike the
to create and inspect these masks.
always successfully returns the signal mask.
always succeeds, and returns the previous signal mask.
These system calls always succeed.
These system calls are Linux-specific.
Glibc does not provide wrappers for these system calls; use
These system calls are unaware of signal numbers greater than 31
(i.e., real-time signals).
It is not possible to block
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