problem with setrlimit on Linux 2.2?

cgw at cgw at
Thu Feb 10 22:45:32 CET 2000

In article <14499.7397.57420.918651 at>, Charles G Waldman <cgw at> wrote:
> I'm sure that just as soon as I press "send", I'll realize that
> something trivial is wrong with this code:
> #!/usr/bin/env python
> import sys,os,resource,signal
> def sorry(*args):
>     print "Sorry, time's up"
> signal.signal(signal.SIGXCPU, signal.SIG_IGN)

Sorry to follow up on my own post, but of course I meant to say here:
  signal.signal(signal.SIGXCPU, sorry)

the SIG_IGN was left over from some experimenting - in any case,
neither SIG_IGN nor my handler function makes any difference - I think this is because the process is being sent SIGKILL instead of SIGXCPU (which would make this a Linux rather than a Python bug).

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