UALARM(3C) Standard C Library Functions UALARM(3C)

NAME


ualarm - schedule signal after interval in microseconds

SYNOPSIS


#include <unistd.h>

useconds_t
ualarm(useconds_t useconds, useconds_t interval);

DESCRIPTION


The ualarm() function causes the SIGALRM signal to be generated for the
calling process after the number of real-time microseconds specified by the
useconds argument has elapsed. When the interval argument is non-zero,
repeated timeout notification occurs with a period in microseconds
specified by the interval argument. If the notification signal, SIGALRM,
is not caught or ignored, the calling process is terminated.

Because of scheduling delays, resumption of execution when the signal is
caught may be delayed an arbitrary amount of time.

Interactions between ualarm() and either alarm(2) or sleep(3C) are
unspecified.

RETURN VALUES


The ualarm() function returns the number of microseconds remaining from the
previous ualarm() call. If no timeouts are pending or if ualarm() has not
previously been called, ualarm() returns 0.

ERRORS


No errors are defined.

USAGE


The ualarm() function is a simplified interface to setitimer(2), and uses
the ITIMER_REAL interval timer. It's use has been deprecated in favor of
the timer_create(3C) family of functions.

INTERFACE STABILITY


Obsolete Standard.

SEE ALSO


alarm(2), setitimer(2), sighold(3C), signal(3C), sleep(3C),
timer_create(3C), usleep(3C), unistd.h(3HEAD), standards(5)

STANDARDS


The ualarm() function is available in the following compilation
environments. See standards(5).

+o X/Open Portability Guide Issue 4, Version 2 ("XPG4.2")
+o Version 2 of the Single UNIX Specification ("SUSv2")
+o Version 3 of the Single UNIX Specification ("SUSv3")

It is marked obsolete in Version 3 of the Single UNIX Specification
("SUSv3"), and was removed from IEEE Std 1003.1-2008 ("POSIX.1").

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