Help: Guide needed in trying to delete/flush the content of a fifo file.

MRAB python at
Sun Nov 14 19:55:55 CET 2010

On 14/11/2010 14:48, ton ph wrote:
> Hi python geeks,
>    I have  problem which i have been trying to find out for the past
> some days, i have a device which feeds info to my fifo continuosly, and
> a thread of mine reads the
> fifo continuosly. Now when i change a parameter in the device, it sends
> me different values. Now my problem is that , i want to get rid of the
> contents of my previous info which
> is present in my buffer of the fifo.So i want to flush the fifo content
> when my device starts sending different info .... i am implementing
> writing and reading the fifo  using two different threads.
> Please someone guide me solving my problem.
> I highly apologise everyone in case my post is not so clear...
> Thanks everyone in advance.
When the info changes, the thread which is putting items into the fifo
could flush it just by getting items from it (using a non-blocking get)
until it's empty.

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