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Re: pwait(1) added
On Tuesday 03 Mar 2015 21:17:34 Marc Balmer wrote:
> Am 03.03.15 um 19:34 schrieb Christos Zoulas:
> > It is a tool from FreeBSD that lets you wait for a set of abtrary pids
> > to exit. Do you think this tool is useful or should I remove it? Joerg
> > asked for a timeout feature. Is that something that should be added?
> > https://www.freebsd.org/cgi/man.cgi?pwait
> you should not remove it. it can be useful. as for the timeout
> feature, I don't see much gain in it. Either you wait for a process, or
> you don't.
I disagree with that - everything should have a definable timeout. It sucks to
wait for a constantly spinning process (for example, bugs!)
If you don't specify a timeout then sure, wait forever.
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