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Re: Sleep has high cpu (sleep spins madly behind the scenes)

by ybiC (Prior)
on Nov 09, 2002 at 03:37 UTC ( #211611=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Sleep has high cpu

In addition to brothers BUU and BrowserUk's apt wisdom, you may find this node by good monk Albannach to be of interest:

"while(1){} isn't idle, it's spinning madly behind the scenes, testing 1 as often as possible."

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    (it's pronounced "why-bick")

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Re: Re: Sleep has high cpu (sleep spins madly behind the scenes)
by UnderMine (Friar) on Nov 09, 2002 at 12:25 UTC
    Some time ago I needed to have that kind of spinning (scanning large number of connections on a chat room for activity) but under low load, in the middle of the night, the same code killed the machine.

    I found using Time::HiRes to put a micro sleep inversely proportional to the number of active connections stopped the process from spinning out of control and allowed the OS to pre-empt the loop.



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