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[lwip-devel] [bug #1902] Timeouts and semaphores/mailboxes are too tight

From: Christiaan Simons
Subject: [lwip-devel] [bug #1902] Timeouts and semaphores/mailboxes are too tightly integrated
Date: Tue, 4 Jul 2006 11:45:23 +0000
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Follow-up Comment #1, bug #1902 (project lwip):

A proper portable timer solution would be nice replacement for sys_timout().
sys_timeout() seems to give erratic / random results with the sequential API,
I'm only guessing what's going wrong there. I think we should keep timeouts
for mailboxes for the purpose of polling a mailbox without blocking the

I've tinkered a SIGALRM based timer as a quick hack into
contrib/ports/unix/proj/minimal/timer.c Maybe this can be turned  into a more
portable/generic solution. More ideas?


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