2007/7/3, Marcin Tyman <m.tyman / interia.pl>:
> Hi,
> My code looks similar to following:
>
> --------------------------------------------
> def someFunction()
> #do telnet connection
> #execute binary file which throws on std its output endlessly
> end
>
> tr = Thread.new() { someFunction() }
>
> while true
>    #
>    # sth to done ....
>    #
>    # and show tr status
>
>    puts "Status tr: #{tr.status}"
> end
> --------------------------------------------
>
>
> someFunction executes telnet command which executes an application which
> throws debug messages on output - this output is continually writes to a
> file. Summary: telnet command never ends ( I hope so ).
> In main thread in each iteration of while loop I've tried to puts tr
> status but each time it notifies that tr.status => sleep
>
> Can anybody explain me what is wrong or explain me what Thread#status
> statuses means?

It probably just means that the thread is waiting for IO from the
child process.  To give more detailed answers you probably should
disclose a bit more detail.

Kind regards

robert