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Old 02-16-2009, 12:49 AM   #1
abhijitd
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Sleep indefinitely


Hello all,

I am new to the Linux world. I have a small query. I have written a C program, wherein, I want to sleep/wait for ever in one of the function calls.

I had used sleep(-1) for that. I could have used something like,
while(1);
But, with while(1) cpu resources would continue to be used.

I am not sure if that is correct to use sleep(-1) or there are better ways of doing this. Can you guys please suggest?

Thank you
 
Old 02-16-2009, 03:37 AM   #2
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Maybe you could put the two together?
while ( 1 )
sleep(3600);
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