Monday, April 14, 2008

Real time signals on Linux

The GNU libc manual documents the original POSIX specification for signal handling functions. However subsequent POSIX standards expanded this functionality and the enhancements are often referred to as "realtime signals". This implies that these so-called realtime signals have bounded/prioritised delivery times but it is unclear whether this is the case, and in fact a broader range of new functionality is introduced which is independent of real-time qualities.more...

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