Re: Program hangs at _dl_sysinfo_int80, what does it mean?
From: Paul Pluzhnikov (ppluzhnikov-nsp_at_charter.net)
Date: 27 Feb 2005 10:43:30 -0800
"LaBird" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Thanks very much for your reply.
Please do not top-post and read this:
> Will the execution of signal handler upon receiving the SIGIO signal
> be spawned as a new thread? Or it just intrerrupts the normal execution
> of the process by changing the value of the program counter (and
> storing the original value to the stack)?
> I am asking because my program does not explicitly create new threads,
> nor does it use fork(). So I have assumed there won't be any threads
> apart from the executing process.
That is a good assumption, provided none of the libraries you link
against create their own threads. Gdb 'info thread' and 'info shared'
should provide additional clues -- if libpthread.so.0 is not in
the the output of 'info shared', you can be sure that no additional
threads are present.
If there are no threads and glibc is self-deadlocked, it is a good
bet that you are doing something bad in your signal handler(s).
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