[Interest] Connecting signal handler to Qt application - async-handler-safety
giuseppe.dangelo at kdab.com
Tue Jun 16 12:36:31 CEST 2020
Il 15/06/20 18:12, Thiago Macieira ha scritto:
> No, you can't, because you need to block the signal using pthread_sigmask in
> all threads, otherwise the kernel may prefer delivering the signal instead of
> using the signalfd. Qt has a few background threads (like the QHostInfo thread
> pool) that you don't have access to.
> signalfd is a misfeature. Don't use it.
It's very unfortunate that signalfd wants to read a pending signal,
rather than being a "special" signal handler that overrides the
dispositions. You may get away with installing it before spawning any
other thread. But then again, threads+signals+libraries don't exactly
mix well together...
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