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SETJMP(3)		   Linux Programmer's Manual		     SETJMP(3)

       setjmp, sigsetjmp - save stack context for nonlocal goto

       #include <setjmp.h>

       int setjmp(jmp_buf env);

       int sigsetjmp(sigjmp_buf env, int savesigs);

   Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):

       setjmp(): see NOTES.
       sigsetjmp(): _POSIX_C_SOURCE >= 1 || _XOPEN_SOURCE || _POSIX_C_SOURCE

       setjmp()	 and  longjmp(3) are useful for dealing with errors and inter‐
       rupts encountered in a low-level subroutine  of	a  program.   setjmp()
       saves the stack context/environment in env for later use by longjmp(3).
       The stack context will be invalidated  if  the  function	 which	called
       setjmp() returns.

       sigsetjmp()  is	similar	 to  setjmp().	 If,  and only if, savesigs is
       nonzero, the process's current signal mask is saved in env and will  be
       restored if a siglongjmp(3) is later performed with this env.

       setjmp()	 and  sigsetjmp()  return 0 if returning directly, and nonzero
       when returning from longjmp(3) or siglongjmp(3) using  the  saved  con‐

       C89,  C99,  and	POSIX.1-2001 specify setjmp().	POSIX.1-2001 specifies

       POSIX does not specify whether setjmp() will save the signal  mask  (to
       be  later  restored  during  longjmp(3)).  In System V it will not.  In
       4.3BSD it will, and there is a function	_setjmp	 that  will  not.   On
       Linux  with  glibc  versions before 2.19, setjmp() follows the System V
       behavior	 by  default,  but  the	 BSD  behavior	is  provided  if   the
       _BSD_SOURCE  feature  test  macro is defined and none of _POSIX_SOURCE,
       _SVID_SOURCE is defined.	 Since glibc 2.19, <setjmp.h> exposes only the
       System V version of setjmp().  Programs that  need  the	BSD  semantics
       should  replace	calls  to  setjmp()  with  calls to sigsetjmp() with a
       nonzero savesigs argument.

       If you want to portably save and restore signal masks, use  sigsetjmp()
       and siglongjmp(3).

       setjmp() and sigsetjmp() make programs hard to understand and maintain.
       If possible, an alternative should be used.

       longjmp(3), siglongjmp(3)

       This page is part of release 3.65 of the Linux  man-pages  project.   A
       description  of	the project, and information about reporting bugs, can
       be found at

				  2014-01-07			     SETJMP(3)

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