Another stack trace

Dave Abrahams dave at
Tue Sep 27 14:47:08 BST 2011

on Tue Sep 27 2011, Sebastian Spaeth <> wrote:

> On Mon, 26 Sep 2011 15:17:23 -0400, Dave Abrahams <dave at> wrote:
>> FWIW, I think what we were seeing was Python's response to the process
>> being SIGKILLed, which I do periodically to get it to start a fresh
>> sync.  It'd be nice if the process would respond to SIGHUP, though :-)
> I think what you want it to use the SIGUSR1 and SIGUSR2 signals to start
> a new round of syncs?!
> And no, I am not too fond of the choice of signals. SIGHUP and/or
> SIGCONT would make a lot more sense to start a new round of refresh
> runs, IMHO.

As far as I can tell from grepping the code for USR1, SIGUSR1 and SIGHUP
are treated identically.

Dave Abrahams
BoostPro Computing

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