Sleeps and wakeups (fwd)

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Wed, 25 Feb 1998 08:08:36 -0800 (PST)


For some reason my msg didn't go thru the first time ... I hope it goes

Could you guys please help me ???


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Date: Tue, 24 Feb 1998 15:40:14 -0800 (PST)
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Subject: Sleeps and wakeups

Hi there,

Brief question: how could I use the sleeps and wake_ups in Linux ???

Actually, my question is: how many wakeup and sleep types are there in
Linux ??? I've seen wake_up_interruptible and wake_up, but I don't know
exactly the difference between them and when to use one or the other (I
certainly have clue by looking at their names ... ;). The same happens
with sleep_on and interruptible_sleep_on ...

If anybody can help me, I would really appreciate it.

Ivan Passos

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