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pthread_cond_timedwait -- wait on a condition variable for a specific amount of time
#include <pthread.h> int pthread_cond_timedwait(pthread_cond_t *restrict cond, pthread_mutex_t *restrict mutex, const struct timespec *restrict abstime);
The pthread_cond_timedwait() function atomically blocks the current thread waiting on the condition variable specified by cond and unblocks the mutex specified by mutex. The waiting thread unblocks only after another thread calls pthread_cond_signal(3), or pthread_cond_broadcast(3) with the same condition variable, or if the system time reaches the time specified in abstime, and the current thread reacquires the lock on mutex. Values for struct timespec can be obtained by adding the required time interval to the the current time obtained using gettimeofday(2). Note that struct timeval and struct timespec use different units to spec- ify the time. Hence, the user should always take care to perform the time unit conversions accordingly.
struct timeval tv; struct timespec ts; gettimeofday(&tv, NULL); ts.tv_sec = tv.tv_sec + 0; ts.tv_nsec = 0;
If successful, the pthread_cond_timedwait() function will return zero. Otherwise, an error number will be returned to indicate the error.
pthread_cond_timedwait() will fail if: [EINVAL] The value specified by cond, mutex or abstime is invalid. [ETIMEDOUT] The system time has reached or exceeded the time spec- ified in abstime.
pthread_cond_broadcast(3), pthread_cond_destroy(3), pthread_cond_init(3), pthread_cond_signal(3), pthread_cond_wait(3), gettimeofday(2)
pthread_cond_timedwait() conforms to ISO/IEC 9945-1:1996 (``POSIX.1''). BSD July 28, 1998 BSD
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