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NANOSLEEP(2)                BSD System Calls Manual               NANOSLEEP(2)

NAME
     nanosleep -- suspend thread execution for an interval measured in nanoseconds

LIBRARY
     Standard C Library (libc, -lc)

SYNOPSIS
     #include <time.h>

     int
     nanosleep(const struct timespec *rqtp, struct timespec *rmtp);

DESCRIPTION
     The nanosleep() function causes the calling thread to sleep for the amount of time specified in rqtp
     (the actual time slept may be longer, due to system latencies and possible limitations in the timer
     resolution of the hardware).  An unmasked signal will cause nanosleep() to terminate the sleep early,
     regardless of the SA_RESTART value on the interrupting signal.

RETURN VALUES
     If nanosleep() returns because the requested time has elapsed, the value returned will be zero.

     If nanosleep() returns due to the delivery of a signal, the value returned will be the -1, and the
     global variable errno will be set to indicate the interruption.  If rmtp is non-NULL, the timespec
     structure it references is updated to contain the unslept amount (the request time minus the time actu-ally actually
     ally slept).

ERRORS
     The nanosleep() call fails if:

     [EINTR]            nanosleep() was interrupted by the delivery of a signal.

     [EINVAL]           rqtp specified a nanosecond value less than zero or greater than or equal to 1000
                        million.

SEE ALSO
     sigsuspend(2), sleep(3)

STANDARDS
     The nanosleep() function conforms to IEEE Std 1003.1b-1993 (``POSIX.1'').

BSD                             April 17, 1997                             BSD

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