[pulseaudio-discuss] Making module-zeroconf-publish non-blocking

Tanu Kaskinen tanu.kaskinen at intel.com
Fri May 17 06:49:05 PDT 2013

On Wed, 2013-05-15 at 18:58 +0530, Arun Raghavan wrote:
> On Wed, 2013-05-15 at 14:06 +0300, Tanu Kaskinen wrote:
> > On Wed, 2013-05-15 at 16:02 +0530, Arun Raghavan wrote:
> > > On Wed, 2013-05-15 at 13:05 +0300, Tanu Kaskinen wrote:
> > > > On Wed, 2013-05-15 at 10:13 +0530, Arun Raghavan wrote:
> > > However,
> > > I don't see the timeout take this long every time. I'm trying to find
> > > out why this is.
> Okay, so I know the source of the problem now. avahi_client_new() runs a
> Ping() on the Avahi D-Bus service, expecting that to cause it to
> autospawn if it isn't running. Avahi autospawn is currently broken due
> to it's activation file not having a User=… line.
> The D-Bus activation logic marks an activation pending, then tries to
> activate, fails because of this, and immediately returns. If the same
> call is made again soon thereafter, it will block (since it thinks there
> is an activation pending) until the pending activation times out (25s
> from when the first activation was triggered).
> So that explains all the weird behaviour there.

So is this also a D-Bus bug (in addition to being a configuration
mistake)? Shouldn't the activation be cleared immediately after it has
failed, so that subsequent pings don't end up waiting? Have you made a
fix for D-Bus, or have you reported a bug? If not, I might do one of


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