When will nanosleep(2) be rewrtten?
Posted Sep 22, 2005 14:21 UTC (Thu) by NAR
Parent article: A new approach to kernel timers
If I understand well, the changes described in the article only affect the kernel. I guess the applications don't use the kernel interface directly for timers, they use calls like nanosleep(2), so they can only use this interface if glibc is updated. I wonder how long does this whole process take, from implementing a kernel patch, to integrate it, patch glibc, upgrade the libc packages of the distributions. Maybe a followup article next year would be interesting.
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