Causes the current thread to yield for a specified amount of time.
#include <prthread.h> PRStatus PR_Sleep(PRIntervalTime ticks);
PR_Sleep has the following parameter:
- The number of ticks you want the thread to sleep for (see
PR_Sleep with a parameter equivalent to
PR_INTERVAL_NO_TIMEOUT is an error and results in a
PR_Sleep simply waits on a condition for the amount of time specified. If you set ticks to
PR_INTERVAL_NO_WAIT, the thread yields.
If ticks is not
PR_Sleep uses an existing lock, but has to create a new condition for this purpose. If you have already created such structures, it is more efficient to use them directly.
PR_Sleep with the value of ticks set to
PR_INTERVAL_NO_WAIT simply surrenders the processor to ready threads of the same priority. All other values of ticks cause
PR_Sleep to block the calling thread for the specified interval.
Threads blocked in
PR_Sleep are interruptible.