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Re: sleep doesn't respond to sigint(2)?

by Abigail-II (Bishop)
on Oct 17, 2003 at 14:56 UTC ( #300025=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to sleep doesn't respond to sigint(2)?

Are you running 5.8.x? Then you might be bitten by 'safe signals'. Delivery of signals is delayed until the next time Perl dispatches an op - and that might not happen until the sleep is finished. This is a problem on some OSses (I haven't been able to reproduce it under Linux), and therefore there's a fix in 5.8.1. By setting an environment variable (look at perldelta for the details), you can get the old behaviour back.

Abigail

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Re: Re: sleep doesn't respond to sigint(2)?
by RolandGunslinger (Curate) on Oct 17, 2003 at 15:25 UTC
    I'm running 5.8.0

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