Dbus calls interlock issue

Avery Pennarun apenwarr at gmail.com
Sun Feb 15 13:56:22 PST 2009

On Sun, Feb 15, 2009 at 4:00 AM, Thiago Macieira <thiago at kde.org> wrote:
> Kaustubh Atrawalkar wrote:
>>In signal handler, i will create a pthread with a
>>function and parameter as pid and the sig_handler returns.
> No, that's not guaranteed to work.
> Quoting Simon's email of Friday (which you apparently ignored):
>>The vast majority of functions cannot safely be called from a signal(2)
>> <http://www.google.com/search?q=signal%20handler%20safe%20functions>

...the short version is that whatever you try to do it from a signal
handler, it probably won't work.

If you're comfortable using threads, why not just have a thread always
running that calls waitpid() in a loop?


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