raise (3)

NAME

raise - send a signal to the caller

SYNOPSIS

#include <signal.h>
int raise(int sig);

DESCRIPTION

The raise() function sends a signal to the calling process or thread. In a single-threaded program it is equivalent to

kill(getpid(), sig);

In a multithreaded program it is equivalent to

pthread_kill(pthread_self(), sig);

If the signal causes a handler to be called, raise() will return only after the signal handler has returned.

RETURN VALUE

raise() returns 0 on success, and nonzero for failure.

ATTRIBUTES

For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see attributes(7).
Interface Attribute Value
raise () Thread safety MT-Safe

CONFORMING TO

POSIX.1-2001, POSIX.1-2008, C89, C99.

NOTES

Since version 2.3.3, glibc implements raise() by calling tgkill(2), if the kernel supports that system call. Older glibc versions implemented raise() using kill(2).

SEE ALSO

getpid(2), kill(2), sigaction(2), signal(2), pthread_kill(3), signal(7)

Information

Source
Linux kernel
OS/version
GNU
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August 8, 2015
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