[Python-Dev] RFC: PEP 475, Retry system calls failing with EINTR

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Tue Sep 2 14:23:57 CEST 2014

On 2 September 2014 07:17, Matthew Woodcraft <matthew at woodcraft.me.uk> 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.


Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia

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