Subject: Re: sig*wait() implementation, RFC
To: Jason R Thorpe <>
From: Jaromir Dolecek <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 02/10/2003 23:27:34
Jason R Thorpe wrote:
> Perhaps the system call should be __sigtimedwait, which takes a non-const
> timespec *, and updates the timeout parameter to indicate how much time is
> left?  Then the sigtimedwait syscall could simply copy the const timespec
> to a non-const, and pass the non-const.

Yep, this might be one option. But kernel doesn't have easy way to know how
long the LWP slept in ltsleep(), does it?

Jaromir Dolecek <>  
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