[zeromq-dev] What's a tickless timer?

Apostolis Xekoukoulotakis xekoukou at gmail.com
Tue Feb 5 17:35:21 CET 2013

If you have a timer to expire after 1m , you dont check every 20 ms if it
expired, you use poll() that wakes after 1m if no other event happens.
This is how it is implemented in zloop.

Now, one would also need to know how poll works. I dont know exactly, but I
would look at unix signals <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unix_signal> as a

2013/2/5 crocket <crockabiscuit at gmail.com>

> I finished reading zgiude once.
> But I still don't understand what a tickless timer signifies.
> What exactly is it?
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Sincerely yours,

     Apostolis Xekoukoulotakis
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