[fpc-pascal] SIGTERM and thread

Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl.fpc-pascal at telemetry.co.uk
Wed Jul 11 21:28:28 CEST 2012

jmbottu wrote:
> Hello,
> I wrote a handler to intercept the SIGTERM signal and execute some
> processing before terminating the program.
> It works fine.
> But when i add the cthreads unit in the uses clause, the application seems
> to do a shutdown after the end of the handler function, and the processing
> before terminating the program can no longer run.

What's in the handler? I usually just use it to set a variable, since 
the CPU context at the time of the signal is unclear (i.e. might not be 
safe to perform a GUI op, don't know which thread was running at the 
time, might already be inside a non-reentrant function, and so on).

Mark Morgan Lloyd
markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk

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