[cairo] Multi-threaded cairo

KwangYul Seo kwangyul.seo at gmail.com
Mon May 12 00:44:28 PDT 2008

I found it is definitely unsafe to use a single context with multiple
threads. But is it okay to use multiple cairo contexts with the same surface

On Sun, May 11, 2008 at 6:54 PM, KwangYul Seo <kwangyul.seo at gmail.com>

> Hello.
> Is it possible to use cairo from multiple threads simultaneously? I want
> to draw an image with multiple threads simultaneously. Those threads divide
> the surface and only draw their own region. I wonder if I can do this with a
> single cairo context shared by multiple threads. If it is possible, does it
> mean that I can gain performance boosts if I use it in multi-core machines?
> Thanks,
> Kwang Yul Seo
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