[ee122] Question regarding how to implement a timeout

Lisa Fowler fowler at eecs.berkeley.edu
Thu Nov 29 00:21:12 PST 2007

You can use select() in this case.  You may find need for a timer in
non-select-based cases, and if so, check out time(), clock(), and

There's also polling (via poll()), but I think select will do you just fine.


On Nov 29, 2007 12:15 AM, Anthony Kilman <a_kilman at berkeley.edu> wrote:
> Quick question.. how should we implement a timeout? One obvious way
> would be to use time.h in a while loop.. but just from glancing at my
> processor usage that seems to eat a lot of cycles.. would select() be a
> better solution (although its not needed) ? The reason I ask is that I
> think in Beej's guide somewhere it mentioned sending the process to
> sleep until some activity occurred.
> Thanks in advance.
> Anthony
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