pthreads: shouldn't nanosleep() be a cancellation point ?

Daniel Eischen deischen at
Tue Aug 2 14:28:59 GMT 2005

On Tue, 2 Aug 2005, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:

> In message <Pine.GSO.4.43.0508021007350.5408-100000 at>, Daniel Eisc
> hen writes:
> >Hmm, the same could be said for sleep() in libc also, but we jump
> >through hoops to allow the thread libraries override sleep() with
> >their own cancellable version.  I think this is in case libc wants
> >to use sleep(), usleep(), nanosleep() internally and not introduce
> >cancellation points into functions that shouldn't have them.
> usleep() calls _nanosleep() but I wonder if it shouldn't be
> redirected into the thead libraraies like sleep/nanosleep ?

Yes, I think we should just add a cancellable version of usleep()
to libpthread/thread/thr_sleep.c.  syslog() is a consumer of
usleep(), but I think it really wants to use _usleep() or
_nanosleep().  By using usleep() it introduces a cancellation
point while holding a lock.

Do you want to do the mods to libpthread and libthr (in
libthr/thread/thr_syscalls.c) or do you want me to do them?


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