Multithreaded Programming Guide

pthread_cond_timedwait Syntax

int pthread_cond_timedwait(pthread_cond_t *restrict cv,
          pthread_mutex_t *restrict mp, 
          const struct timespec *restrict abstime);
#include <pthread.h>
#include <time.h>

pthread_cond_t cv;
pthread_mutex_t mp;
timestruct_t abstime;
int ret;

/* wait on condition variable */
ret = pthread_cond_timedwait(&cv, &
mp, &abstime); 

pthread_cond_timedwait() always returns with the mutex locked and owned by the calling thread, even when pthread_cond_timedwait() is returning an error.

The pthread_cond_timedwait() function blocks until the condition is signaled or until the time of day specified by the last argument has passed.

Note –

pthread_cond_timedwait() is also a cancellation point.

Example 4–9 Timed Condition Wait

pthread_timestruc_t to;
pthread_mutex_t m;
pthread_cond_t c;
clock_gettime(CLOCK_REALTIME, &to);
to.tv_sec += TIMEOUT;
while (cond == FALSE) {
    err = pthread_cond_timedwait(&c, &m, &to);
    if (err == ETIMEDOUT) {
        /* timeout, do something */