[Xenomai] [Xenomai-git] Philippe Gerum : cobalt/posix: drop pthread_make_periodic_np/ wait_period_np services

Gilles Chanteperdrix gilles.chanteperdrix at xenomai.org
Mon Jun 16 21:02:56 CEST 2014

On 06/16/2014 06:41 PM, git repository hosting wrote:
> Module: xenomai-forge
> Branch: next
> Commit: a4a6ff9a9c9614d3e8ac860386fa3b168c649af0
> URL:    http://git.xenomai.org/?p=xenomai-forge.git;a=commit;h=a4a6ff9a9c9614d3e8ac860386fa3b168c649af0
> Author: Philippe Gerum <rpm at xenomai.org>
> Date:   Mon Jun 16 18:39:44 2014 +0200
> cobalt/posix: drop pthread_make_periodic_np/wait_period_np services
> We have no more in-tree users of these calls.
> With the introduction of services to support real-time signals, those
> two non-portable calls have become redundant. Instead, Cobalt-based
> applications should create a periodic timer using the timer_create()
> call, and wait for release points via sigwaitinfo(), checking for
> overruns by looking at the siginfo.si_overrun field.
> Alternatively, applications may include a timer source in a
> synchronous multiplexing operation, by passing a file descriptor
> returned by the timerfd() service to a select() call.

Actually, read is more direct than select + read, and it allows to get
the count of overruns too.


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