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Date: Fri, 7 Sep 2018 09:15:08 -0400
From: Rich Felker <>
Subject: Re: Compile-time flag to enable optional EINTR's?

On Fri, Sep 07, 2018 at 12:09:33AM -0400, Joseph C. Sible wrote:
> > Can you discuss what you're trying to use EINTR for here?
> It's for a Python program with several threads that are often waiting
> on various locks, events, etc., all implemented by Python in terms of
> POSIX semaphores.

I seem to recall Python's testsuite having a test asserting that POSIX
semaphores respond to interrupting signals, so it sounds like the
underlying problem is that Python is implementing some of its
primitives with a non-portable assumption. I'll take a look or see if
someone else from the community wants to.


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