timer for a function
steven at REMOVE.THIS.cybersource.com.au
Tue Feb 9 02:36:48 CET 2010
On Fri, 05 Feb 2010 18:23:09 +0100, mk wrote:
> On paramiko mailing list I got the suggestion to build a timer and then
> quit this by myself:
>> The timeout option in connect() is for the socket, not for the entire
>> operation. You are connected, so that timeout is no longer relevant.
>> You would probably have to wrap the transport.connect() method in a
>> timer to break out of this early.
> Question: how can I do that? Use another threaded class? Is there some
> other way?
I don't use threads enough (or at all) to answer that question directly,
but I can point you at these. Hopefully they will help, or at least give
you some ideas:
Found by googling for "python timeout any function".
> Additional snag is SSHClient() is a class that internally uses threads.
> How do I kill brutally its threads? Is there any way to do it?
You can't kill threads in Python. You have to ask them nicely to die.
Google on "python kill thread" for more.
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