Re: Scheduler fixes

Andi Kleen (
07 Jul 1998 19:32:20 +0200

Martin Mares <> writes:

> > > Is there any reason for calling select() with a finite timeout in a typical
> > > X application?
> >
> > Yes. Cursor blinking is a very common example.
> But many users dislike blinking cursors and disable them if possible.
> Any other example? :)

Arbitary timers, e.g. for network applications in case a connect() takes
to long or other timeouts. Using the select() timeout is a nice alternative
to alarm()


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