timerfd() and system call review
Posted Aug 15, 2007 12:20 UTC (Wed) by clugstj
Parent article: timerfd() and system call review
"The purpose of this call is to allow an application to obtain a file descriptor to use with timer events, eliminating the need to use signals."
Why is this going into the kernel? It is trivial to achieve the same effect in userspace with pipe() and a thread sleeping in pthread_cond_timedwait().
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