ualarm - schedule signal after specified time

unsigned ualarm(value, interval)
unsigned value;
unsigned interval;

This is a simplified interface to setitimer(2).

Ualarm causes signal SIGALRM, see signal(3), to be sent to the
invoking process in a number of microseconds given by the value
argument. Unless caught or ignored, the signal terminates the

If the interval argument is non-zero, the SIGALRM signal will be
sent to the process every interval microseconds after the timer
expires (e.g. after value microseconds have passed).

Because of scheduling delays, resumption of execution of when the
signal is caught may be delayed an arbitrary amount. The longest
specifiable delay time is 2147483647 microseconds.

The return value is the amount of time previously remaining in the
alarm clock.

getitimer(2), setitimer(2), sigpause(2), sigvec(2), signal(3),
sleep(3), alarm(3), usleep(3)