C++ Signal handler for Unix-like operating system


Example

Since a signal handler will be called by the kernel using the C calling convention, we must tell the compiler to use the C calling convention when compiling the function.

volatile sig_atomic_t death_signal = 0;
extern "C" void cleanup(int signum) {
    death_signal = signum;
}
int main() {
    bind(...);
    listen(...);
    signal(SIGTERM, cleanup);
    while (int fd = accept(...)) {
        if (fd == -1 && errno == EINTR && death_signal) {
            printf("Caught signal %d; shutting down\n", death_signal);
            break;
        }
        // ...
    }
}