[Vm-dev] Unix heartbeat thread vs itimer

tim Rowledge tim at rowledge.org
Fri Jan 6 18:54:33 UTC 2017

Fabio you seem to have skipped the important part here - 
> On 06-01-2017, at 9:44 AM, Fabio Niephaus <lists at fniephaus.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 6, 2017 at 6:33 PM Eliot Miranda <eliot.miranda at gmail.com> wrote:
> I had to implement the itimer heartbeat to get Qwaq forums running on Linux running pre 2.6 kernels, but had many other problems to solve as a result (ALSA, database connects).

One can never be sure when it comes to linux but at least in theory any post 2.6 kernel should be ok - as an example the Raspbian  distribution has no problems with the thread priority changing. Apparently that corresponds to around july 2011 at the worst. So anyone running a system newer than that ought to have no problem. Anyone running a system older than that probably has other interesting problems.

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