How to avoid client side polling?

Thiago Macieira thiago at
Sun Jul 29 13:57:56 PDT 2007

Fan Wu wrote:
>>Yes, there is. Have it select as well on a pipe, onto which you can
>> write to make the loop wake up. We use that technique in Qt.
>Could you please show me a link to the Qt code that does this?

You can find one example here:

and another here:

Take a look at the wakeUp functions and search for "thread_pipe" to see 
where it's used.

>> You want to have a select-based event loop in your application and
>> just plug the DBusConnection socket descriptor into it. Like I
>> described in the previous email.
>Are you suggesting writing a mainloop which polls the file descriptor
>of DBusConnection, as well as a pipe specifically added to wake up the
>select sleep?

I am suggesting you integrate the DBusConnection file descriptor into your 
application's existing mainloop. You must have one already to obtain 
events from the system, for timers and for sockets.

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