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Re: Grrr: SIGEMT

Subject: Re: Grrr: SIGEMT
From: Andreas Busse <>
Date: Sat, 2 Sep 1995 10:55:13 +0200
In-reply-to: <>
 > Hi,
 > > SIGEMT me thinks is a BSD thing, I have to provide it for SunOS
 > > compatibility if that means anything...  And whats even more strange
 > > is that the NetBSD Sparc code sends this signal to a process if it
 > > gets a tagged addition overflow trap ??!?!?!  Possibly Ultrix or IRIX
 > > or some other MIPS based Unix has this?  As another point of reference
 > > my Sparc gdb stub happens to use SIGEMT for fp disabled traps so it
 > > seems as if SIGEMT is another one of the MAGIC Unix things ;)
 > Hmpf...  I think I'm gonna do some tests with Waldorf's RISC/os machines
 > and take a look at the BSD 4.4 Lite sources.

No matter why, I believe that this is a GDB bug. It should take
care of include/signal.h, or needs a way to configure the signal

But it's also the question why Linux assigns bus error to signal 7
while all others assign this to signal 10. Should be corrected, IMHO.


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