How to avoid client side polling?

Thiago Macieira thiago at
Sat Jul 28 06:01:35 PDT 2007

Fan Wu wrote:
>Please let me know if you have comments or better solutions.

You didn't give us enough information on what your needs are to give you a 
proper solution. So I can only give you a generic one:

Replace your blocking calls with asynchronous calls. That is, send the 
request over D-Bus and go back to your main loop event handler. That is, 
into your select()-based loop. Whenever there's data available in the 
D-Bus socket, you'll be notified and you can then (and only then) wake 
up, tell DBusConnection to process the data and continue your execution.

No blocking, no threads.

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