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



NAME
       raise - send a signal to the caller

SYNOPSIS
       #include <signal.h>

       int raise(int sig);

DESCRIPTION
       The  raise()  function sends a signal to the calling process or thread.
       In a single-threaded program it is equivalent to

	   kill(getpid(), sig);

       In a multithreaded program it is equivalent to

	   pthread_kill(pthread_self(), sig);

       If the signal causes a handler to be called, raise() will  return  only
       after the signal handler has returned.

RETURN VALUE
       raise() returns 0 on success, and nonzero for failure.

ATTRIBUTES
       For   an	  explanation	of   the  terms	 used  in  this	 section,  see
       attributes(7).

       +----------+---------------+---------+
       |Interface | Attribute	  | Value   |
       +----------+---------------+---------+
       |raise()	  | Thread safety | MT-Safe |
       +----------+---------------+---------+
CONFORMING TO
       POSIX.1-2001, POSIX.1-2008, C89, C99.

NOTES
       Since version 2.3.3, glibc implements raise() by calling tgkill(2),  if
       the kernel supports that system call.  Older glibc versions implemented
       raise() using kill(2).

SEE ALSO
       getpid(2), kill(2), sigaction(2), signal(2), pthread_kill(3), signal(7)

COLOPHON
       This page is part of release 4.04 of the Linux  man-pages  project.   A
       description  of	the project, information about reporting bugs, and the
       latest	 version    of	  this	  page,	   can	   be	  found	    at
       http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/.



GNU				  2015-08-08			      RAISE(3)