idle.c   [plain text]

 * idle.c -- pause code for fetchmail
 * For license terms, see the file COPYING in this directory.
#include "config.h"

#include <stdio.h>
#if defined(STDC_HEADERS)
#include <stdlib.h>
#if defined(HAVE_UNISTD_H)
#include <unistd.h>
#include <signal.h>
#include <errno.h>
#include <sys/time.h>

#include "fetchmail.h"
#include "i18n.h"

volatile int lastsig;		/* last signal received */

 * The function of this variable is to remove the window during which a
 * SIGALRM can hose the code (ALARM is triggered *before* pause() is called).
 * This is a bit of a kluge; the real right thing would use sigprocmask(),
 * sigsuspend().  This workaround lets the interval timer trigger the first
 * alarm after the required interval and will then generate alarms all 5
 * seconds, until it is certain, that the critical section (ie., the window)
 * is left.
#if defined(STDC_HEADERS)
static sig_atomic_t	alarm_latch = FALSE;
/* assume int can be written in one atomic operation on non ANSI-C systems */
static int		alarm_latch = FALSE;

RETSIGTYPE gotsigalrm(int sig)
    signal(sig, gotsigalrm);
    lastsig = sig;
    alarm_latch = TRUE;
#endif /* SLEEP_WITH_ALARM */

#ifdef __EMX__
/* Various EMX-specific definitions */
static int itimerflag;

void itimerthread(void* dummy)
    if (outlevel >= O_VERBOSE)
	       GT_("fetchmail: thread sleeping for %d sec.\n"), poll_interval);
	kill((getpid()), SIGALRM);

RETSIGTYPE donothing(int sig) {signal(sig, donothing); lastsig = sig;}

int interruptible_idle(int seconds)
/* time for a pause in the action; return TRUE if awakened by signal */
    int awoken = FALSE;

     * With this simple hack, we make it possible for a foreground 
     * fetchmail to wake up one in daemon mode.  What we want is the
     * side effect of interrupting any sleep that may be going on,
     * forcing fetchmail to re-poll its hosts.  The second line is
     * for people who think all system daemons wake up on SIGHUP.
    signal(SIGUSR1, donothing);
    if (!getuid())
	signal(SIGHUP, donothing);

#ifndef __EMX__
#ifdef SLEEP_WITH_ALARM		/* not normally on */
     * We can't use sleep(3) here because we need an alarm(3)
     * equivalent in order to implement server nonresponse timeout.
     * We'll just assume setitimer(2) is available since fetchmail
     * has to have a BSDoid socket layer to work at all.
     * This code stopped working under glibc-2, apparently due
     * to the change in signal(2) semantics.  (The siginterrupt
     * line, added later, should fix this problem.) John Stracke
     * <> wrote:
     * The problem seems to be that, after hitting the interval
     * timer while talking to the server, the process no longer
     * responds to SIGALRM.  I put in printf()s to see when it
     * reached the pause() for the poll interval, and I checked
     * the return from setitimer(), and everything seemed to be
     * working fine, except that the pause() just ignored SIGALRM.
     * I thought maybe the itimer wasn't being fired, so I hit
     * it with a SIGALRM from the command line, and it ignored
     * that, too.  SIGUSR1 woke it up just fine, and it proceeded
     * to repoll--but, when the dummy server didn't respond, it
     * never timed out, and SIGALRM wouldn't make it.
     * (continued below...)
    struct itimerval ntimeout;

    ntimeout.it_interval.tv_sec = 5; /* repeat alarm every 5 secs */
    ntimeout.it_interval.tv_usec = 0;
    ntimeout.it_value.tv_sec  = seconds;
    ntimeout.it_value.tv_usec = 0;

    siginterrupt(SIGALRM, 1);
    alarm_latch = FALSE;
    signal(SIGALRM, gotsigalrm);	/* first trap signals */
    setitimer(ITIMER_REAL,&ntimeout,NULL);	/* then start timer */
    /* there is a very small window between the next two lines */
    /* which could result in a deadlock.  But this will now be  */
    /* caught by periodical alarms (see it_interval) */
    if (!alarm_latch)
    /* stop timer */
    ntimeout.it_interval.tv_sec = ntimeout.it_interval.tv_usec = 0;
    ntimeout.it_value.tv_sec  = ntimeout.it_value.tv_usec = 0;
    setitimer(ITIMER_REAL,&ntimeout,NULL);	/* now stop timer */
    signal(SIGALRM, SIG_IGN);
     * So the workaround I used is to make it sleep by using
     * select() instead of setitimer()/pause().  select() is
     * perfectly happy being called with a timeout and
     * no file descriptors; it just sleeps until it hits the
     * timeout.  The only concern I had was that it might
     * implement its timeout with SIGALRM--there are some
     * Unices where this is done, because select() is a library
     * function--but apparently not.
    struct timeval timeout;

    timeout.tv_sec = run.poll_interval;
    timeout.tv_usec = 0;
    do {
	lastsig = 0;
	select(0,0,0,0, &timeout);
    } while (lastsig == SIGCHLD);
#else /* EMX */
    alarm_latch = FALSE;
    signal(SIGALRM, gotsigalrm);
    _beginthread(itimerthread, NULL, 32768, NULL);
    /* see similar code above */
    if (!alarm_latch)
    signal(SIGALRM, SIG_IGN);
#endif /* ! EMX */
    if (lastsig == SIGUSR1 || ((seconds && !getuid()) && lastsig == SIGHUP))
       awoken = TRUE;

    /* now lock out interrupts again */
    signal(SIGUSR1, SIG_IGN);
    if (!getuid())
	signal(SIGHUP, SIG_IGN);

    return(awoken ? lastsig : 0);

/* idle.c ends here */