Signal an object.


#include <zircon/syscalls.h>

zx_status_t zx_object_signal(zx_handle_t handle,
                             uint32_t clear_mask,
                             uint32_t set_mask);


zx_object_signal() asserts and deasserts the userspace-accessible signal bits on an object.

Most of the 32 signals are reserved for system use and are assigned to per-object functions, like ZX_CHANNEL_READABLE or ZX_TASK_TERMINATED. There are 8 signal bits available for userspace processes to use as they see fit: ZX_USER_SIGNAL_0 through ZX_USER_SIGNAL_7.

Event objects also allow control over the ZX_EVENT_SIGNALED bit.

Eventpair objects also allow control over the ZX_EVENTPAIR_SIGNALED bit.

The clear_mask is first used to clear any bits indicated, and then the set_mask is used to set any bits indicated.


handle must have ZX_RIGHT_SIGNAL.

Return value

zx_object_signal() returns ZX_OK on success. In the event of failure, a negative error value is returned.


ZX_ERR_BAD_HANDLE handle is not a valid handle.

ZX_ERR_ACCESS_DENIED handle lacks the right ZX_RIGHT_SIGNAL.

ZX_ERR_INVALID_ARGS clear_mask or set_mask contain bits that are not allowed.

See also