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Re: return value of getitimer after an alarm

On Feb 23 22:58, Mike Gran via cygwin wrote:
> Hi-
> There is an unusual behaviour with setitimer/getitimer and I'm not
> sure if it is a bug or not.
> Basically, if I call setitimer to set an SIGALRM, and then call
> getitimer *after* the alarm goes off, I rather expect the time I
> receive from getitimer should be {tv_sec = 0, tv_usec = 0}, but, in
> fact, it_value is the negative of the unix timestamp.
> Attached is a test case.

Thanks for the testcase.  The reason for the problem is this:
I optimized a condition in Cygwin's POSIX timers "gettime" method.
I optimized it so effecively that it was practically invisible :}

I pushed a patch and uploaded new developer snapshots to

Please test.


Corinna Vinschen
Cygwin Maintainer

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