[Help-gnutls] avoiding signals completely

Daniel Stenberg daniel at haxx.se
Tue Oct 31 09:29:18 CET 2006

On Tue, 31 Oct 2006, Rupert Kittinger-Sereinig wrote:

>> May I suggest that we at least add an option that avoids signals when using 
>> GnuTLS? It would be a matter of using the fourth send() argument on most 
>> platforms, and the SO_NOSIGPIPE socket option on some. We already do this 
>> magic in libcurl.
> Why not simply disable SIGPIPE for the whole application with sigaction()?

Yes, that's one way to do it for an application. But that's not a solution for 
a library and I want the library (libcurl) to work as documented without 
having to force the application to do various tricks. sigaction() is not even 
present everywhere.

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