Introduction to libsigsegv

libsigsegv is a library for handling page faults in user mode. A page fault occurs when a program tries to access to a region of memory that is currently not available. Catching and handling a page fault is a useful technique for implementing pageable virtual memory, memory-mapped access to persistent databases, generational garbage collectors, stack overflow handlers, and distributed shared memory.



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Package Information

Installation of libsigsegv

Install libsigsegv by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr   \
            --enable-shared \
            --disable-static &&

To test the results, issue: make check.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--enable-shared: This switch ensures that shared libraries are compiled.

--disable-static: This switch prevents installation of static versions of the libraries.


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Short Descriptions

is a library for handling page faults in user mode