Thiago Macieira thiago at kde.org
Tue Nov 9 05:38:34 PST 2010

Em Terça-feira 09 Novembro 2010, às 10:13:26, Kevin Krammer escreveu:
> I guess it depends whether common methods of sleeping are based on actual
> time, i.e. do select/poll/sleep return when having been given a timeout of
> 6h and the system was suspended during that time?
> > Of course, right now it is not that easy on Linux to get the necessary
> > information from the kernel to implement these tests. However, at last
> > for the wallclock time change test this will change shortly.
> Hmm, doesn't sound very ensuring. How about other operating system that
> software following freedesktop.org standards is commonly run on, e.g. *BSD,
> Solaris?

All of them should support the monotonic clock too. It's not a new feature 
(it's POSIX anyway).

All one needs to do is get both the wall clock and monotonic clock values and 
compare the difference to the last difference computed. If there was a 
considerable jump, skip this cleaning up.

> Since you guys have put this auto delete on age feature into the list you
> probably have a good use case for it. Maybe you could elaborate on it so we
> others can also take it into our considerations.

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