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Re^3: Signals vs. Windows

by bulk88 (Priest)
on Oct 03, 2012 at 19:48 UTC ( #997124=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: Signals vs. Windows
in thread Signals vs. Windows

So, the problem restated is, I guess, how do I interrupt a thread from an I/O operation?

1. dont use blocking I/O, use overlapped/async I/O

2. use Native API, create an alertable *synchronous* file handle using NtCreateFile, post a timer APC to the blocked thread with SetWaitableTimer, the APC will call CancelIo from within the blocked thread, and the blocked I/O will unblock.

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Re^4: Signals vs. Windows
by DanEllison (Beadle) on Oct 04, 2012 at 13:35 UTC
    I'm trying to avoid a Windows only solution.

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