dd dies on SIGUSR1

Chris Rees utisoft at gmail.com
Mon Mar 21 12:30:17 UTC 2011

Hi all,

Does anyone have any thoughts on [1]?

It's a common usage in GNU systems to send SIGUSR1 to dd, which causes
it to print info. However... when I tried it it died (ouch).

Two patches are in the PR, one to print summary (imitate GNU) and
after talking to gavin@ on #bsdcode I made one to ignore the signal.

Which one of these fixes will be most popular?



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