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arvind_tyche 05-07-2004 07:35 AM

Timed execution of a function

sometime back I used open GL on Tru 64, I had used a call to register a function to get executed after some interval. Now I need help on AIX, I need to execute a function after some interval. using pthreads is one alternative I have but need to know is that feature there or not.
I found a timeout utility in sys/streams.h, but it is only for _KERNEL...I wonder what should be done if I need timed invocation. Signals & using sigalrm is also a work around.
Pls tell me if a function exists which does the sigalrm thing internally....?
thanks a lot for all who read .... respond !!

Hko 05-07-2004 08:25 AM

Not sure, and I don't know AIX nor Tru64, but you may want to check these functions (see their man pages):

sleep(), usleep() or nanosleep()

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