Thread sleep

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    Thread sleep

    How do you make a specific thread sleep without sleeping the process.

    If I use sleep, it sleeps the whole process, not just the specific thread I want.

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    I used the following :
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    struct timespec timeout = {10, 0 };
    pthread_delay_np( &timeout );
    Unfortunately it is not portable, but I will always use it on the same platform (IBM AIX)

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    I have seen nanosleep used to emulate pthread_delay_np on linux. Threads are processes on linux anyway, so what are you worried about?
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