Nick Coghlan email@example.com wrote:
On 2 September 2014 07:17, Matthew Woodcraft firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
(The program handles SIGTERM so that it can do a bit of cleanup before exiting, and it uses the signal-handler-sets-a-flag technique. The call that might be interrupted is sleep(), so the program doesn't strictly _rely_ on the existing behaviour; it would just become very slow to exit.)
Making an exception for sleep() (i.e. still letting it throw EINTR) sounds like a reasonable idea to me.
I think people who use sleep() in their programs could benefit from not having to worry about EINTR as much as anyone else.
And I don't think there's any reason to suppose that programs using sleep() are more likely than others to want to see EINTR. I think blocking network operations are more likely to be involved.