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From: John Max Skaller (skaller_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-06-29 22:10:02

Greg Colvin wrote:

> > You did not meet the requirements.
> > The thread is blocked. It cannot throw anything.
> Right. You would have to unblock it first.

        How? The only way a thread A can 'unblock'
a thread B which is blocked is to cancel it.
Thread B cannot unblock itself. It does not have control,
the OS does. It may be unblocked due to a timeout,
or by succeeding, but that may not be enough.

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