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SubjectRe: Linux application level timers?

You can also use the poll() system call. The last arguement
of this system call is the timeout value is milli-seconds.
When timeout is occurred it will return 0. Refer the
manual page for more details.

hope this helps you,
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Tom Sanders wrote:
>
> I'm writing an application server which receives
> requests from other applications. For each request
> received, I want to start a timer so that I can fail
> the application request if it could not be completed
> in max specified time.
>
> Which Linux timer facility can be used for this?
>
> I have checked out alarm() and signal() system calls,
> but these calls doesn't take an argument, so its not
> possible to associate application request with the
> matured alarm.
>
> Any inputs?
>
> Thanks in advance,
> Tom
>
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