Re: Linux application level timers?

From: Gerhard Mack (
Date: Wed Jan 22 2003 - 23:36:31 EST

On Wed, 22 Jan 2003, Tom Sanders wrote:

> I'm writing an application server which receives
> requests from other applications. For each request
> received, I want to start a timer so that I can fail
> the application request if it could not be completed
> in max specified time.
> Which Linux timer facility can be used for this?
> I have checked out alarm() and signal() system calls,
> but these calls doesn't take an argument, so its not
> possible to associate application request with the
> matured alarm.
> Any inputs?

Write a timer funtion internal to your application that checks an
internal list of deadlines and when it gets the signal just check the
internal list to see what timer has gone off and set alarm() to the next

If you want example code write me off list.


Gerhard Mack

<>< As a computer I find your faith in technology amusing.

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