simultaneous signal handling and setjmp/longjmp

From: Chris Friesen
Date: Fri Nov 06 2009 - 18:10:58 EST

I've got a bit of an odd hypothetical question dealing with signals and

Suppose we have an app with multiple signals pending. (Say, SIGALRM and
SIGSEGV.) In the signal handler for SIGSEGV, we're going to call call
longjmp(). (Yes, I'm aware of the issues.)

At this point we're still in the kernel and both SIGSEGV and SIGALARM
are pending. What happens?

If we run the SIGSEGV handler does the SIGALARM stay pending until the
segfault handler completes? What happens when the segfault handler
calls longjmp()? Does the SIGALARM handler get called on the logical
return from sigsetjmp(), and if so how does that happen since the glibc
code for setjmp/longjmp doesn't seem to call any kernel syscalls?

Thanks for any information you can provide...

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