[PATCH] do not call _dbus_warn_check_failed on checks

Thiago Macieira thiago at kde.org
Tue Nov 14 01:48:32 PST 2006

Havoc Pennington wrote:
>However, you are relying on every app and daemon using dbus to correctly
>handle reconnecting. I consider it very likely that at any given time
>some app or daemon will be buggy in this respect.

I don't think it's reasonable to expect that all applications will support 

For one thing, the default behaviour of libdbus-1 is to call exit(3) if 
the connection disconnects. So, the reasonable thing is to expect 
applications to exit if the bus restarts.

For another, there might be a lot of state kept in the applications that 
may or may not be transferred to the new connection. This is especially 
true for the unique connection names, which will be restarted. Other 
problems also include race conditions when a call comes in just after 
restart and the target wasn't yet present, etc.

I filed a bug report at the Mandriva Bugzilla for restarting the system 
daemon every time Avahi is upgraded, even if no configuration changed. 
The bug report got closed.

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