Specifies whether or not the run-time system is to use its own signal handlers.
Restriction: These tunables are supported for native COBOL only.
||The number of the signal, between 1 and the maximum signal number on your operating system. See your operating system documentation
for details on signal numbers.
||The action the run-time system is to take for the signal
integer can take one of the following values:
- 0 - The signal
sig is used if needed
- By default, the run-time system sets up signal handlers for all signals whose operating system default action would cause
termination. The run-time system can thus catch these signals and tidy up (for example, close any open files to prevent file
corruption) before exiting.
- 1 - The signal
sig is used only if a handler was not already posted for this signal
- This is useful if the third-party software is invoked before your COBOL system and sets up a handler for signal
sig. If this tunable is not set for this signal, the run-time system overwrites the third-party software's handler with its own;
this leads to unpredictable behavior, such as run-time system error
COBRT115 ("Unexpected signal") being produced.
If a handler was posted, the run-time system will not post any handlers for this signal and so any run-time system functionality
which relies on this signal will not work.
- 2 - The signal
sig is used
- This is only of use if the third-party software is invoked after the run-time system and sets up a handler for signal
sig. Use of this setting is strongly discouraged for any signal whose operating system default action is to cause termination;
if this signal is received between the run-time system being invoked and the third-party software setting up its handler,
the default action of the operating system occurs, and the process exits without the run-time system being able to tidy up.
This could lead to problems such as file corruption.
Any run-time system functionality which relies on this signal will not work.
||0 for all signals
Application.config file of the project - right-click the file in Solution Explorer and click
Open, then select the
Run-time Configuration tab.