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nanosleep(3C)						   Standard C Library Functions 					     nanosleep(3C)

NAME
nanosleep - high resolution sleep SYNOPSIS
#include <time.h> int nanosleep(const struct timespec *rqtp, struct timespec *rmtp); DESCRIPTION
The nanosleep() function causes the current thread to be suspended from execution until either the time interval specified by the rqtp argument has elapsed or a signal is delivered to the calling thread and its action is to invoke a signal-catching function or to terminate the process. The suspension time may be longer than requested because the argument value is rounded up to an integer multiple of the sleep resolution or because of the scheduling of other activity by the system. But, except for the case of being interrupted by a signal, the suspension time will not be less than the time specified by rqtp, as measured by the system clock, CLOCK_REALTIME. The use of the nanosleep() function has no effect on the action or blockage of any signal. RETURN VALUES
If the nanosleep() function returns because the requested time has elapsed, its return value is 0. If the nanosleep() function returns because it has been interrupted by a signal, the function returns a value of -1 and sets errno to indi- cate the interruption. If the rmtp argument is non-NULL, the timespec structure referenced by it is updated to contain the amount of time remaining in the interval (the requested time minus the time actually slept). If the rmtp argument is NULL, the remaining time is not returned. If nanosleep() fails, it returns -1 and sets errno to indicate the error. ERRORS
The nanosleep() function will fail if: EINTR The nanosleep() function was interrupted by a signal. EINVAL The rqtp argument specified a nanosecond value less than zero or greater than or equal to 1000 million. ENOSYS The nanosleep() function is not supported by this implementation. ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |ATTRIBUTE TYPE |ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Interface Stability |Committed | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |MT-Level |MT-Safe | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Standard |See standards(5). | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ SEE ALSO
sleep(3C), time.h(3HEAD), attributes(5), standards(5) SunOS 5.11 5 Feb 2008 nanosleep(3C)

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nanosleep(2)							System Calls Manual						      nanosleep(2)

NAME
nanosleep() - high resolution sleep SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
The function causes the current thread to be suspended from execution until either the time interval specified by the argument has elapsed, or a signal is delivered to the calling thread and its action is to invoke a signal-catching function or to terminate the process. The suspension time may be longer than that requested because the argument value is rounded up to an integer multiple of the sleep resolution or because of the scheduling of other activity by the system. However, with the exception of the case of being interrupted by a signal, the suspension time will not be less than the time specified by as measured by the system clock, The use of the function has no effect on the action or blockage of any signal. RETURN VALUE
If the function returns because the requested time has elapsed, its return value is zero. If the function returns because it has been interrupted by a signal, the function returns a value of -1 and sets to indicate the interrup- tion. If the argument is non-NULL, the timespec structure referenced by it is updated to contain the amount of time remaining in the interval (the requested time minus the time actually slept). If the argument is NULL, the remaining time is not returned. If fails, it returns a value of -1 and sets to indicate the error. ERRORS
If any of the following conditions occur, the function returns -1 and sets (see errno(2)) to the corresponding value: The or arguments specify an invalid address. was interrupted by a signal. The argument specified a nanosecond value less than zero or greater than or equal to 1000 million. The function is not supported by this implementation. EXAMPLES
Suspend execution of the current thread for half a second: AUTHOR
was derived from the proposed IEEE POSIX P1003.4 Standard, Draft 14. SEE ALSO
clocks(2), timers(2), sleep(3C). STANDARDS CONFORMANCE
nanosleep(2)
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