[ace-users] gettimeofday() and schedule

Douglas C. Schmidt schmidt at dre.vanderbilt.edu
Wed Aug 22 09:11:30 CDT 2007

Hi Scott,

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>I'm using the following code:
> ACE_Time_Value expireAt = timerQueue().gettimeofday () + delay;
> timerQueue().schedule(eventHandler, arg, expireAt);
>The delay is set to 2 seconds.
>So this works fine - the timer fires every two seconds and the routine
>is called.
>The problem is that when the system's time is changed to go backward
>(with the "date" command in linux) the timer always has that much more
>delay in it.  E.g: if I set the time back 30 seconds, the next
>expiration will be 32 seconds, and then 2 after that.
>Is there any routine I can call in ACE to do the same thing but have
>it automatically adjust to the system clock's change - i.e. continue
>expiring every two seconds if if the system's time is changed.

Please check out ACE_High_Res_Timer::gettimeofday_hr.  There's a
discussion of this in a sidebar in Chapter 3 of C++NPv2
<www.cs.wustl.edu/~schmidt/ACE/book2/>.  Steve, do you have any other
suggestions here?


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