Subject: Re: usleep doesn't work
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: maximum entropy <email@example.com>
Date: 08/18/1997 03:36:53
>From: Rick Byers <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>usleep() on my NetBSD-1.2G/i386 (Aug 14) appears to be broken. A call to
>usleep(15000000) sleeps for 15 seconds on my NetBSD-1.2.1 box, but
>promptly returns on my -current machine. Does this happen to others as
>well? I'm just going to use nanosleep, but usleep being broken would
>probably mess up some other things.
I can verify that usleep((unsigned int)15000000) returns immediately,
on NetBSD/i386 from around Aug 11.
On NetBSD/vax from Aug 16 I cannot reproduce this.
So, most likely either it's an i386-specific bug, or it's been fixed
entropy -- it's not just a good idea, it's the second law.
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Christopher G. Demetriou for the NetBSD Project.