Programming an asynchronous timer on Linux
Posted on 1998-12-24
I have worked a bit on IBM AIX 4.1.2 and there I had a function called timeout() which would call my given routine every period of time specified. I would like to have the same thing on Linux, I searched for something like timeout() all through the manuals and could not find it.
Ofcourse, I could use select() but that cannot (?) be used asynchronously, i.e the program execution stops until select(| returns.
I am willing to give high points, because it is really important to me, please, HELP!