Creating a timer within a module

Alejandro Pérez Méndez alex at
Tue May 9 11:53:47 CEST 2017

El 08/05/17 a las 21:18, Alejandro Pérez Méndez escribió:
>>    You should create a thread in the modules initialization routine.  
>> Then, call radius_event_list_corral() to get the main server event list.
>>    That thread can do updates.
> Thanks. I'll look into it. I didn't want to make changes to rlm_realm, 
> just to trustrouter.c. But if I need to create the thread there, so be 
> it.

Hi Alan,

I've been trying to make this work, but I'm sure I'm doing something 
wrong. When you say "You should create a thread in the modules 
initialization routine." do you mean by using pthread_create() directly 
or by using any of the thread primitives FR has (although those seem to 
be intended only for handling REQUEST* objects).

I've also tried without creating a thread, but then the event's callback 
seems to be called from the main server thread, precluding other tasks 
to be executed until the callback is finished.
Even with a thread, how do I make events to be handled by that thread? 
Or should the event trigger the execution of a thread?


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