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Sys.signal and an "Invalid argument" exception
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Date: 2005-09-20 (17:52)
From: Damien Bobillot <damien.bobillot@m...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Sys.signal and an "Invalid argument" exception

John Carr wrote :

>> Sys.signal Sys.sigkill (Sys.Signal_handle sighandler)
> Unix does not allow catching the KILL or STOP signal.
> On Solaris, the sigaction() manual warns: "The sig argument
> specifies the signal and can be assigned any of the signals
> specified in signal(3HEAD) except SIGKILL and SIGSTOP."

Because, SIGKILL is the emergency quit signal, the last way to quit a  
process if standard methodes fail.

Damien Bobillot