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SubjectRe: Real time clock update notification
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On Fri, 2012-01-27 at 14:52 -0800, Bob Richmond wrote:
> Is there any kind of facility for a process that is blocking in any one
> of the event notification system calls (select/poll/epoll_wait) to be
> unblocked in the event that the realtime clock has been updated? For
> instance, say I want to fire off an event at the exact moment that the
> realtime clock flips to 2pm. I first query the realtime clock via
> clock_gettime(CLOCK_REALTIME), and know that in 3 hours, it will be 2pm
> and I want to unblock at that moment. So I block in epoll_wait for 3 hours.

You're looking for "timerfd". Our use in GNOME is here:

http://git.gnome.org/browse/gnome-desktop/tree/libgnome-desktop/gnome-datetime-source.c



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