alarm / setitimer question and serial record communication

Eric Norum norume at
Wed Sep 22 14:40:15 UTC 2004

On Sep 22, 2004, at 9:26 AM, Peter Dufault wrote:

> On Sep 22, 2004, at 9:12 AM, Joel Sherrill <joel at> wrote:
>> My answer in cases like this is always to fix the RTEMS implementation
>> to match the expected standard behavior.   Provide test case and
>> documentation updates.
> I agree, but I'm surprised "alarm()" doesn't seem to interrupt the 
> thread.  Am I missing something or is that how it is?

You are correct.
RTEMS does not provide a full POSIX signal handing environment (and 
should not IMHO since it's a real mess).
Eric Norum <norume at>
Advanced Photon Source
Argonne National Laboratory
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