[vlc-devel] [RFC] Moving services discovery out of the playlist
rom1v at videolabs.io
Tue Jun 12 14:59:35 CEST 2018
On Mon, Jun 11, 2018 at 10:22:46AM +0200, Romain Vimont wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 10, 2018 at 06:52:11PM +0300, Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote:
> > Le sunnuntaina 10. kesäkuuta 2018, 18.45.34 EEST Romain Vimont a écrit :
> > > On Sun, Jun 10, 2018 at 06:08:12PM +0300, Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote:
> > > > Le sunnuntaina 10. kesäkuuta 2018, 17.14.43 EEST Romain Vimont a écrit :
> > > > > AFAIU, this is what happens at the playlist level currently (as a
> > > > > consequence, in the UI, items provided by the SD and by preparsing
> > > > > appear in a single tree).
> > > >
> > > > No. The SD subtrees are currently expressly marked read-only in the
> > > > playlist mapping. The SD adds and removes items via SD callbacks or input
> > > > item node callbacks.
> > >
> > > IIUC, this is what happens here.
> > >
> > > The SD adds and removes items via SD callbacks:
> > >
> > > <https://github.com/rom1v/vlc/blob/sd/src/media_browser/media_browser.c#L61>
> > Perhaps, but the document submitted for review does not separate write access
> > from read access to the tree in any way, implying that it's free for all.
> That's true. I considered the "media tree" a general structure that
> could in theory be used at different places, the caller would be
> responsible to know if they can write to it (and for SD stuff, they
> could not).
> But for now, it's used only there, so I will make the write functions
I updated: <https://github.com/rom1v/vlc/blob/sd/rfc.md>
> About locks however (still in theory), I think the client should be able
> to read/iterate over the tree if they want (this requires a lock, so
> that nodes are not added/removed concurrently by SD/prefetch).
> In practice, we will probably only react to media tree callbacks, but
> it seems to me that it still makes sense to expose locks for this
> purpose. What do you think?
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