Subject: Re: Suspend/resume hooks
To: Bill Sommerfeld <>
From: Jeroen Ruigrok/Asmodai <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 06/26/1999 16:08:54
* Bill Sommerfeld ( [990626 16:02]:
> My proposal for asleep() was somewhat akin to a cross between sleep()
> and timeout(); a callout routine gets called some time after another
> process does a wakeup() on a particular wait channel.
> The proposal for FreeBSD asleep() I read struck me as problematic to
> use safely.  I was unaware that it had been implemented.

Sorry to sound pompous, but that's what I thought =)
Hence I wanted to point it out. Would be a shame if we get wildgrow
of syscalls and/or functions with the same name but with completely
different semantics or even goals (like the spl stuff in some ways).

Would there be any way of getting FreeBSD and NetBSD (and mayhaps
even OpenBSD as well) to decide on one asleep() with the same function?
(Hence I cc:'d you Matt, hope you don't mind.)

Jeroen Ruigrok van der Werven                asmodai(at)
        The *BSD Programmer's Documentation Project 
Network/Security Specialist      <>
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