Help: /bin/ping problem with Red Hat

Vivek Sawant vivek-killspam at
Wed Mar 12 20:39:37 CET 2003


That worked! Thanks a zillion for replying with that code fragment. That 
was a *huge* help. Thanks again.

Wish the same think can be achieved from within Python.


Jeff Epler wrote:

>system(), spawn*() and/or fork+exec from a Python thread on Linux tends to do
>strange things.  I believe it has to do with changes to signal handling
>done by linux pthreads implementation which are not undone when a new
>process is exec()'d.
>The following program sets all signals back to the default and then
>executes the given program.  Using a wrapper like this might let the
>system()'d program execute properly (system("xxx") becomes system("rehup
>#include <signal.h>
>int main(int c, char **v) {
>    int i;
>    sigset_t sset;
>    sigemptyset(&sset);
>    if (sigprocmask(SIG_SETMASK, &sset, 0) == -1) perror("sigprocmask");
>    for(i=0; i<32; i++) {
>	if(signal(i, SIG_DFL) == SIG_ERR) perror("signal");
>    }
>    execv(v[1], &v[1]);
>    perror("execv");
>    return 1;

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