Re: [PATCH] POSIX timers for 2.4.1

From: Jamie Lokier (
Date: Sat Feb 03 2001 - 09:33:10 EST

Robert H. de Vries wrote:
> Hi Linus,
> c. setitimer() can be used only once in a given process, you can have
> up to 32 (configurable) POSIX timers at the same time in your process.

Why is there a limit? With such a small limit, any library that wants
to use its own private timers is going to have to agree a way to
multiplex with other libraries, and you're back to setitimer().

-- Jamie
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