dtk_nanosleep man page

dtk_nanosleep — high-resolution sleep


#include <dtk_time.h>

int dtk_nanosleep(int abs, const struct dtk_timespec* req,
struct dtk_timespec* rem);


The function dtk_nanosleep() allows the caller to sleep for an interval with nanosecond precision. If the argument abs is zero, the specified interval is interpretated as a relative value, otherwise an absolute value. The interval is specified by the req argument which is a pointer to a dtk_timespec structure defined as:

struct dtk_timespec {
    long sec;    /* seconds */
    long nsec;   /* nanoseconds */

If interpreted as an absolute value, it represents seconds and nanoseconds since the Epoch, 1970-01-01 00:00:00 +0000 (UTC).

dtk_nanosleep() suspends the execution of the calling thread until either at least the time specified by req has elapsed, or a signal is delivered that causes a signal handler to be called or that terminates the process.

If the call is interrupted by a signal handler, dtk_nanosleep() returns -1, and sets errno to EINTR. In addition, if rem is not NULL, and abs is zero, it returns the remaining unslept time in rem. This value can then be used to call dtk_nanosleep() again and complete a (relative) sleep.

Return Value

On successfully sleeping for the requested interval, dtk_nanosleep() returns 0. If the call is interrupted by a signal handler or encounters an error, then it returns -1 and errno is set appropriately.


dtk_nanosleep() will fail if:

The sleep was interrupted by a signal handler.
The value in the nsec field was not in the range 0 to 999999999 or sec was negative.


This function is a wrapper to clock_nanosleep(2) if it is provided by the system. Otherwise, it implements the function by using the sleep function with the highest precision available on the system.

See Also

dtk_nanosleep(3), clock_nanosleep(2)

Referenced By

dtk_addtime(3), dtk_difftime_s(3), dtk_gettime(3).

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