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Question by stefinnee
Submitted on 3/3/2004
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I am trying to understand how signals can be used between two different processes.  I have an assignment requiring the use of an int size block of shared memory.  This shared memory is used by a reader program and a writer program.  The reader waits for a signal from the writer indicating that a new prime number has been written to shared memory.  When the reader receives the signal, it is to read the prime from shared memory, print it to stdout, and send a signal back to the writer.  Upon receiving the signal from the reader, the writer writes the next prime to shared mem, sends a signal to reader, etc.

I am using SIGUSR1 and SIGUSR2 to try to accomplish this, but I'm not having any luck.  I've seen and heard signals explained, but I think a simple example of using signals between processes would help me understand them much better.  Is there someone who could post a a simple example for this dense chick?  :/
Stefinnee@aol.com


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