Dead Man Timer?

Will Stuyvesant hwlgw at
Sun Sep 1 16:47:46 EDT 2002

"Graham Ashton" <graham at> wrote:
> > Need to detect a stalled process.
> > 
> There may be a better way, but you could try using signal.alarm() to set
> an alarm. Your process should be interrupted by a signal when it is
> received. If your write operation works you can cancel the alarm
> immediately.
> This will probably work much better on *nix than on windows (for which
> there will be better alternatives, I'm sure).

I am interested in a Windows solution!  Anybody?


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