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SubjectRe: Generic battery interface
On 7/30/06, Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu <Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu> wrote:
> If the program says '100ms' because it knows it will need to do a GUI update
> then, and you block it for 5 seconds because that's when the next value
> update happens, the user is stuck looking at their gkrellm or whatever not
> doing anything at all for 4.9 seconds....
>
> This almost forces the use of multiple threads if the program wants to do
> its own timer management.

Please read my detailed proposal, posted (and resivsed) later.

The program is not blocked by the new ioctl, it still does a poll() or
select() and can provide a timeout, as usual. The only trick is that
the poll() won't return with an input-ready event until the
appropriate time.

Shem
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