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Re: jffs garbage collection and signal handling



On Mon, Oct 14, 2002 at 10:32:45AM +0100, David Woodhouse wrote:
> 
> p2@xxxxxxx.be said:
> >  While debugging an application which heavily uses signals, I noticed
> > that write calls sometimes returned -EINTR even though the signal
> > handlers were registered with the SA_RESTART flag. 
> 
> Hmmm. That's sane but still leaves you with the possibility of a short write
> when a write is interrupted. Which is permitted by POSIX and all code should
> deal with that, but there's a lot of broken code out there which doesn't --
> so much so that we should really try to avoid breaking it, unfortunately.
> 

Ok. Fortunately the application does handle a short write correctly. So
I didn't have this problem.

Cheers,

p2.

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