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Sleep or Yield in a infinite loop

vgobiraj
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Joined: Sep 11, 2001
Posts: 1
Sleep or Yield in a infinite loop
I need to code an infinite loop. What is the best way to pause
the thread for a while.
Sleep : The thread would go to the "sleep" state for the specified amount of time.
Yield: The thread would move from running state to ready state

run()
{
while(true)
{
//do something
Thread.sleep(1000);
OR
Thread.yield();
}
}
Does yield have any problem in a preemptive scheduling system.(like NT)
Thanks
Gobiraj
Andrew Trumper
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Joined: Sep 08, 2001
Posts: 12
In my experience sleep is the way to go. The yeild loops I've coded tend to be huge processor hogs. I've had to replace them all in the program I've been developing.
The sleep value should be significantly large as well. 1 sec or more.... if possible of course.
Marcela Blei
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Posts: 477
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