Bug 163487 - lp0 read not interruptible by SIGALARM
lp0 read not interruptible by SIGALARM
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 163486
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Kernel Maintainer List
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2005-07-18 05:58 EDT by Jean-Jacques Sarton
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-07-18 12:12:39 EDT
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Description Jean-Jacques Sarton 2005-07-18 05:58:15 EDT
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Description of problem:
The read call on /dev/lp0 is not interrupted by SGIALARM.

The following progam can only be terminated by ^C or kill.
The read call shall be interrupted (an alarm generated via alarm(1)), the
signal is processed but the read call do not return (this was OK on 2.4 kernels)
#include <stdio.h>
#include <signal.h>
#include <fcntl.h>

typedef void (*signalHandler_t)(int);
static signalHandler_t sig;
static void _sigAlarm(int code);

static void _sigAlarm(int code)
   printf("_sigAlarm got\n");

int main(int argc, char **argv)
   char *dev = "/dev/lp0";
   char buf[511];
   int  fd;
   int  rd;
   if (argc > 1 )
      dev = argv[1];
   fd = open(dev, O_RDWR);
   if (fd > -1 )
      sig = signal(SIGALRM, _sigAlarm);
      rd = read(fd, buf,511);
      printf("read -> %d\n",rd);
   return 0;

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. compile provided example
2. run example

Actual Results:  see above

Expected Results:  the read call shall return after the signal was processed.

Additional info:

All was OK on tzhe 2.4 kernels, the acual behaviour is very bad and all printer
port (USB //) have different (buggy) working mode.
Comment 1 Pete Zaitcev 2005-07-18 12:12:39 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 163486 ***

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