killing thread after timeout
steve.horsley at gmail.com
Tue Sep 6 20:06:15 CEST 2005
Jacek Popławski wrote:
> I am going to write python script which will read python command from
> socket, run it and return some values back to socket.
> My problem is, that I need some timeout. I need to say for example:
> and kill it, if it waits longer than let's say 100 seconds
> I want to call command on separate thread, then after given timeout -
> kill thread, but I realized (after reading Usenet archive) that there is
> no way to kill a thread in Python.
> How can I implement my script then?
> PS. it should be portable - Linux, Windows, QNX, etc
Probably the easiest way is to use select with a timeout (see the
docs for library module select). eg.
a, b c = select.select([mySocket], , , timeout)
if len(a) == 0:
print 'We timed out'
print 'the socket has something for us'
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