rt_sigqueueinfo, rt_tgsigqueueinfo - queue a signal and data
int rt_sigqueueinfo(pid_t tgid, int sig, siginfo_t *info); int rt_tgsigqueueinfo(pid_t tgid, pid_t tid, int sig, siginfo_t *info);
Note: There are no glibc wrappers for these system calls;
The rt_sigqueueinfo() and rt_tgsigqueueinfo() system calls are the low-level interfaces used to send a signal plus data to a process or thread. The receiver of the signal can obtain the accompanying data by establishing a signal handler with the sigaction(2) SA_SIGINFO flag.
These system calls are not intended for direct application use; they are provided to allow the implementation of sigqueue(3) and pthread_sigqueue(3).
The rt_sigqueueinfo() system call sends the signal
sig to the thread group with the ID
tgid. (The term
"thread group" is synonymous with "process", and
corresponds to the traditional UNIX process ID.) The signal will be
delivered to an arbitrary member of the thread group (i.e., one of the
threads that is not currently blocking the signal).
info argument specifies the data to accompany the
signal. This argument is a pointer to a structure of type
siginfo_t, described in sigaction(2) (and
defined by including
<sigaction.h>). The caller should
set the following fields in this structure:
This should be one of the SI_* codes in the Linux
kernel source file
include/asm-generic/siginfo.h. If the signal
is being sent to any process other than the caller itself, the following
The code can't be a value greater than or equal to zero. In particular, it can't be SI_USER, which is used by the kernel to indicate a signal sent by kill(2), and nor can it be SI_KERNEL, which is used to indicate a signal generated by the kernel.
The code can't (since Linux 2.6.39) be SI_TKILL, which is used by the kernel to indicate a signal sent using tgkill(2).
This should be set to a process ID, typically the process ID of the sender.
This should be set to a user ID, typically the real user ID of the sender.
This field contains the user data to accompany the signal. For more
information, see the description of the last (
argument of sigqueue(3).
Internally, the kernel sets the
si_signo field to the value
sig, so that the receiver of the signal can also
obtain the signal number via that field.
The rt_tgsigqueueinfo() system call is like
rt_sigqueueinfo(), but sends the signal and data to the
single thread specified by the combination of
tgid, a thread
group ID, and
tid, a thread in that thread group.
On success, these system calls return 0. On error, they return -1 and
errno is set to indicate the error.
The limit of signals which may be queued has been reached. (See signal(7) for further information.)
tid was invalid.
The caller does not have permission to send the signal to the target. For the required permissions, see kill(2).
tgid specifies a process other than the caller and
info->si_code is invalid.
rt_sigqueueinfo(): No thread group matching
tgid was found.
rt_tgsigqueinfo(): No thread matching
tid was found.
The rt_sigqueueinfo() system call was added to Linux in version 2.2. The rt_tgsigqueueinfo() system call was added to Linux in version 2.6.31.
These system calls are Linux-specific.
kill(2), pidfd_send_signal(2), sigaction(2), sigprocmask(2), tgkill(2), pthread_sigqueue(3), sigqueue(3), signal(7)
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