thread-safety of counters
thiago at kde.org
Tue Feb 24 09:41:32 PST 2015
On Tuesday 24 February 2015 09:50:59 Adrian Szyndela wrote:
> W dniu 23.02.2015 o 21:06, Thiago Macieira pisze:
> > dbus_message_cache_or_finalize implies that the reference count has
> > dropped to zero, which means there's no concurrency issue any more.
> That's right, reference count for the _message_ is zero. But reference
> count for a counter (the one from message->counters) is non-zero. In
> fact, it should be at least 1 for the whole lifetime of
> connection->transport. The problem is, that it drops to zero due to
> non-atomic reference count, and is freed, while connection->transport is
> still alive.
Sorry, I dispute that.
DBusCounter is not meant to be atomic. All accesses should be protected by
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