[Ace-users] [tao-users] ACE (and TAO) timers for Real-Time

Douglas C. Schmidt schmidt at dre.vanderbilt.edu
Wed Feb 27 12:50:14 CST 2008

Hi Mauricio,

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> I am trying to adapt a "time service" for a framework based on TAO to
> support real-time requirements. I will start with the timer service that
> is almost a simple wrapper of a ACE Timer_Queue. The question is which
> POSIX syscall uses this timer queue to sleep. 

ACE_Timer_Queue doesn't use any syscalls to sleep - it just handles the
scheduling and dispatching of timers.  Please see the




> for some examples of how to wait to dispatch the timers.

> An other little question, is if the real-time performance of the ACE
> Timer_Queue is ensured for distributed objects (if the proper network
> is setup).

Sure - depending on the definition of "proper network setup"!


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