MirBSD manpage: timeout(9), timeout_add(9), timeout_del(9), timeout_initialized(9), timeout_pending(9), timeout_set(9), timeout_triggered(9), untimeout(9)

TIMEOUT(9)                    BSD Kernel Manual                     TIMEOUT(9)


     timeout_set, timeout_add, timeout_del, timeout_pending,
     timeout_initialized - execute a function after a specified period of time


     #include <sys/types.h>
     #include <sys/timeout.h>

     timeout_set(struct timeout *to, void (*fn)(void *), void *arg);

     timeout_add(struct timeout *to, int ticks);

     timeout_del(struct timeout *to);

     timeout_pending(struct timeout *to);

     timeout_initialized(struct timeout *to);

     timeout_triggered(struct timeout *to);


     The timeout API provides a mechanism to execute a function at a given
     time. The granularity of the time is limited by the granularity of the
     hardclock(9) timer which executes hz(9) times a second. The function will
     be called at softclock interrupt level.

     It is the responsibility of the caller to provide these functions with
     pre-allocated timeout structures. All functions in this API may be used
     in interrupt context below splclock().

     This API replaces the historic functions timeout() and untimeout().

     The function timeout_set() prepares the timeout structure to to be used
     in future calls to timeout_add() and timeout_del(). The timeout will be
     prepared to call the function specified by the fn argument with a void *
     argument given in the arg argument. Once initialized, the to structure
     can be used repeatedly in timeout_add() and timeout_del() and does not
     need to be reinitialized unless the function called and/or its argument
     must change.

     The function timeout_add() schedules the execution of the to timeout in
     at least ticks/hz seconds. Negative values of ticks are illegal. If the
     value is '0' it will, in the current implementation, be treated as '1',
     but in the future it might cause an immediate timeout. The timeout in the
     to argument must be already initialized by timeout_set() and may not be
     used in calls to timeout_set() until it has timed out or been removed
     with timeout_del(). If the timeout in the to argument is already
     scheduled, the old execution time will be replaced by the new one.

     The function timeout_del() will cancel the timeout in the argument to. If
     the timeout has already executed or has never been added the call will
     have no effect.

     The timeout_pending() macro can be used to check if a timeout is
     scheduled to run.

     The timeout_initialized() macro can be used to check if a timeout has
     been initialized.

     The timeout_triggered() macro can be used to check if a timeout is run-
     ning or has been run. The timeout_add() and timeout_del() functions clear
     the triggered state for that timeout.


     These functions are implemented in the file sys/kern/kern_timeout.c.


     hz(9), hzto(9), sleep(9), splclock(9), tvtohz(9)

MirBSD #10-current              June 23, 1996                                1

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