Add SA_RESTART flag to signal handler
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        After, synchronize_rcu() must be called. When it returns, the old
        values are not in usage anymore.
 
+Being careful with signals
+
+       The library uses signals internally. The signal handler is
+       registered with the SA_RESTART flag. However, these signals may cause
+       some non-restartable system calls to fail with errno = EINTR. Care
+       should be taken to restart system calls manually if they fail with this
+       error. A list of non-restartable system calls may be found in
+       signal(7).
 
 Usage of DEBUG_FULL_MB
 
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