I have a thread created with Thread.new that does some polling. I don't want it to busy wait so I call the sleep method like so: sleep(60) ...this should allow me to poll every minute which is good enough for my application. However, I'm finding that calling sleep from a thread in this manner often sleeps for a good deal longer than a minute. So far, I find it sleeping for about 8 or so minutes. The main thread is blocked in a gets call. What I'm actually trying to do is implement a simple timer. I'm trying to do something at a certain point in time, like a cron job, without busy waiting. Why is sleep behaving so strangely? Is there a simple way of doing what I'm trying to do? Thank you...
on 2008-12-24 11:00
on 2008-12-27 01:04
> Why is sleep behaving so strangely? Is there a simple way of doing > what If you're on 1.8.x then your two threads are actually one "real thread" running two green threads. One of the green threads [the gets] might be blocking and not allowing control to return to the other. Fix (should this be the case): make the one not block, or use 1.9 Cheers! -=r