Thiago Macieira thiago at kde.org
Thu Oct 12 11:03:41 PDT 2006

Havoc Pennington wrote:
>Thiago Macieira wrote:
>> The thread solution doesn't really work. We've talking about that on
>> IRC and code inspection revealed that any blocking sends performed in
>> other threads will not work -- the transport is locked.
>To be clear, this is a bug, not by design...

I wouldn't classify it as a bug. dbus_connection_read_write_dispatch can 

When it blocks, it blocks. It can't be woken up by other threads. If it 
could, then libdbus-1 would have to work out which thread would get 
access to messages first. What would happen if the wrong thread popped 
and processed the reply that another thread was waiting for?

No, it's too complex a solution for libdbus-1 when a simple mainloop 
implementation (even in a thread) is enough to solve the problem.

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