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From: Pintu Agarwal <>
To: "Valdis Klētnieks" <>
Cc: Kernelnewbies <>,
	Shyam Saini <>,, open list <>
Subject: Re: Pause a process execution from external program
Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2019 17:50:32 +0530
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <13999.1560455005@turing-police>

On Fri, Jun 14, 2019 at 1:13 AM Valdis Klētnieks
<> wrote:
> On Thu, 13 Jun 2019 13:22:12 +0530, Shyam Saini said:
> > from command line we use ctrl-z to stop execution of a foreground
> > process but you can program
> > SIGTSTP signal handler in your application code to do the same.
> Note that if you simply fail to include a signal handler for SIGSTOP and
> SIGCONT, it will Do The Right Thing.  The only programs that need worry about
> SIGTSTP are ones like 'vi' that may want to do something (like restore the
> terminal state from raw to cooked mode, etc) before they stop.  That's why you
> can control-z /bin/cat without it having to include a signal handler for it.
> % kill -STOP `pidof process-to-stop`   # stop it
> % kill -CONT `pidof process-to-stop`  # and make it run again.
> No source code modifications needed.  No source needed.
> Now, if you want to make it stop at a *specific point*, then you're into
> ptrace territory, and source will be helpful.
Yes, I think ptrace can serve our purpose.
Thank you so much.

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Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-06-13  7:43 Pintu Agarwal
2019-06-13  7:52 ` Shyam Saini
2019-06-13 14:53   ` Pintu Agarwal
2019-06-13 19:43   ` Valdis Klētnieks
2019-06-17 12:20     ` Pintu Agarwal [this message]
2019-06-13 15:21 ` Elias Kouskoumvekakis
2019-06-17 12:19   ` Pintu Agarwal

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