From: Alex (
Date: 07/06/96

> My Graveyard area (formerly of Kallisti fame) has been converted
> to Circle 2.2 and made public domain.  You will find it at:
> The file name is:  grave.tar.gz
This has now been moved to the contrib/areas/ directory.  Thanks for
the contribution.

Erm... Yeah.  Whatever.

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When signals, particularly SIGSEGV, are dispatched, is there a perceptible
delay between the generation and the receipt by the offending process?  In
other words, if you wrote this program:

#include <stdio.h>

void (*function)(void); /* this looks wrong, but you get the idea. */

void main(void)
  int i;

  for(i = 1; i <= 10; i++) {
    if(i == 5) {
      function = NULL;

    printf("%d\t", i);

would it be possible to get this as output:

1   2   3   4   5   6   7
Segmentation fault

I ask because this seems to be happening to me.  I consistently get a
segmentation fault after someone logs off (it's my fault, I added stuff
there), but also consistently in a different place every time.  I got so
desperate that I now have the MUD displaying a message every line of code,
since my gdb is broken, until the moment of termination.  (Well, not the
*entire* MUD; just the logoff stuff.)

It's very strange.  I've tried with both a custom and the default signal
handlers and it seems to make no significant difference.  Can anyone
provide any help as to why this is happening?

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