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Re: Obsolete SIGRTMAX-n signal names

From: Harald Hoyer
Subject: Re: Obsolete SIGRTMAX-n signal names
Date: Thu, 25 Apr 2013 09:19:45 +0200
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On 04/24/2013 05:26 PM, Chet Ramey wrote:
> On 4/23/13 2:05 AM, Harald Hoyer wrote:
>> As reported in http://savannah.gnu.org/patch/?8025 , I would like to see the
>> SIGRTMAX-n signal names disappear.
>> Signals should never ever be addressed with SIGRTMAX-n. Signals should 
>> always be
>> addressed with SIGRTMIN+n.
> I'll take a look at this, but that's a pretty strong statement to make from
> something that appears in one Linux man page.  I can't find any shell in my
> quick testing that behaves as you propose.  Is there any other reason to do
> this?
> Chet

Well, the value SIGRTMAX-n might change, if SIGRTMAX grows. SIGRTMIN+n should be
constant. So, users should not be encouraged to use SIGRTMAX-n.

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