DESCRIPTION The basic IPC facilities of Perl are built out of the good old Unix signals, named pipes, pipe opens, the Berkeley socket routines, and SysV IPC calls. Each is used semaphores, Semaphores PDF slightly different situations. SIG hash contains names or references of user-installed signal handlers. These handlers will be called with an argument which is the name of the signal that triggered it.
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The names of the signals are the ones listed out by kill -l on your system, or you can retrieve them using the CPAN module IPC::Signal. Perl will try to discard the signal or do the default thing. Note that ignoring signals makes them disappear. If you only want them blocked temporarily without them getting lost you’ll have to use POSIX’ sigprocmask. Sending a signal to a negative process ID means that you send the signal to the entire Unix process group. Another interesting signal to send is signal number zero. This doesn’t actually affect a child process, but instead checks whether it’s alive or has changed its UIDs.
Signal number zero may fail because you lack permission to send the signal when directed at a process whose real or saved UID is not identical to the real or effective UID of the sending process, even though the process is alive. SIGCHLD handlers require some special care. If a second child dies while in the signal handler caused by the first death, we won’t get another signal. So must loop here else we will leave the unreaped child as a zombie. And the next time two children die we get another zombie.
Thus, your signal handler will be called. Signal handling is also used for timeouts in Unix. For more complex signal handling, you might see the standard POSIX module. Perl source distribution has some examples in it. If a daemon process has a configuration file which is modified after the process has been started, there should be a way to tell that process to reread its configuration file without stopping the process.
0, installing Perl code to deal with signals exposed you to danger from two things. First, few system library functions are re-entrant. There were two things you could do, knowing this: be paranoid or be pragmatic. The paranoid approach was to do as little as possible in your signal handler. Set an existing integer variable that already has a value, and return. This doesn’t help you if you’re in a slow system call, which will just restart. 0 and later avoid these problems by « deferring » signals.
IO–at least on those handles that you want to be able to break into with signals. SIG handlers before resuming IO operation. O operation on that same handle. Be warned that this does subject you to possible memory corruption, as described above.
This meant that restartable system calls would continue rather than returning when a signal arrived. In order to deliver deferred signals promptly, Perl 5. 0 and later do not use SA_RESTART. Signals as « faults » Certain signals like SEGV, ILL, and BUS are generated by virtual memory addressing errors and similar « faults ».
These are normally fatal: there is little a Perl-level handler can do with them. So Perl delivers them immediately rather than attempting to defer them. Signals triggered by operating system state On some operating systems certain signal handlers are supposed to « do something » before returning. One example can be CHLD or CLD, which indicates a child process has completed. On some operating systems the signal handler is expected to wait for the completed child process. This feature first appeared in Perl 5. Unix IPC mechanism for processes communicating on the same machine.
It works just like regular anonymous pipes, except that the processes rendezvous using a filename and need not be related. These may not be in your normal path, though. A fifo is convenient when you want to connect a process to an unrelated one. When you open a fifo, the program will block until there’s something on the other end.