RAISE

Section: Linux Programmer's Manual (3)
Updated: 2014-03-10
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NAME

raise - send a signal to the caller  

SYNOPSIS

#include <signal.h>

int raise(int sig);
 

DESCRIPTION

The raise() function sends a signal to the calling process or thread. In a single-threaded program it is equivalent to

kill(getpid(), sig);

In a multithreaded program it is equivalent to

pthread_kill(pthread_self(), sig);

If the signal causes a handler to be called, raise() will return only after the signal handler has returned.  

RETURN VALUE

raise() returns 0 on success, and nonzero for failure.  

ATTRIBUTES

 

Multithreading (see pthreads(7))

The raise() function is thread-safe.  

CONFORMING TO

C89, C99, POSIX.1-2001.  

NOTES

Since version 2.3.3, glibc implements raise() by calling tgkill(2), if the kernel supports that system call. Older glibc versions implemented raise() using kill(2).  

SEE ALSO

getpid(2), kill(2), sigaction(2), signal(2), pthread_kill(3), signal(7)  

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Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
RETURN VALUE
ATTRIBUTES
Multithreading (see pthreads(7))
CONFORMING TO
NOTES
SEE ALSO
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