int raise(int sig);
The raise() function shall send the signal sig to the executing thread or process. If a signal handler is called, the raise() function shall not return until after the signal handler does.
If the implementation supports the Threads option, the effect of the raise() function shall be equivalent to calling:
Otherwise, the effect of the raise() function shall be equivalent to calling:
Upon successful completion, 0 shall be returned. Otherwise, a non-zero value shall be returned and errno shall be set to indicate the error.
The raise() function shall fail if:
The value of the sig argument is an invalid signal number.
The following sections are informative.
The term "thread" is an extension to the ISO C standard.
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