[vlc-devel] [PATCH] Use a private dbus connection in the inhibit and telepathy modules

mirsal mirsal at mirsal.fr
Thu Aug 11 12:24:01 CEST 2011

On Thu, 2011-08-11 at 12:12 +0200, Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote:
> On Thu, 11 Aug 2011 12:04:16 +0200, Mirsal Ennaime <mirsal at mirsal.fr>
> wrote:
> > libdbus has multiple thread-safety issues and using private connections
> > (ie: not shared with other vlc modules) helps avoiding some of them.
> I don't really see how this fixes any of the real thread-safety issues.

These modules call dbus_connection_send_with_reply_and_block from
different threads, potentially at the same time, which is risky.

> That is probably not possible without changes in libdbus anyway.

I agree, and I am trying to convince the dbus people to at least secure
the use case of each thread using their own private connection.

In the meantime, I am going to push this to master if you don't object.


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