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FS#187 - POV-Ray 3.70 ignores SIGTSTP signal, noisy on SIGWINCH signal
Opened by Joel Yliluoma (Bisqwit) - Wednesday, 05 January 2011, 13:35 GMT
Last edited by Thorsten Fröhlich (thorsten) - Tuesday, 23 August 2011, 05:24 GMT
When POV-Ray 3.70 is run on a terminal, on an unix shell, and the user hits ctrl-Z to suspend (stop) POV-Ray, rather than stopping as expected, POV-Ray just reports that it did receive the signal, as if to laugh at the user “I’m not obeying your puny stop attempts”. It
The default action (as happens if the SIGTSTP signal is not trapped) would be much better, and is usually safe also in multithread programs.
Also, when the terminal window is resized, POV-Ray needlessly reports that it received a signal number so-and-so (the number of SIGWINCH), adding irrelevant noise to its terminal output. Both signals (SIGTSTP and SIGWINCH) should simply be excluded from the signal trapping mask. I guess there are also other signals that are needlessly captured. It would be better to capture only those signals that an action is needed for.
Tuesday, 23 August 2011, 05:24 GMT
Reason for closing: Implemented