Bug 37979 - Port libgypsy to GDBus
Summary: Port libgypsy to GDBus
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Gypsy
Classification: Unclassified
Component: General (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All Linux (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Ross Burton
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Reported: 2011-06-06 03:09 UTC by Leo Nocturchenko
Modified: 2011-06-06 03:21 UTC (History)
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Description Leo Nocturchenko 2011-06-06 03:09:27 UTC
Gypsy uses dbus-glib for dbus communication, and dbus-glib is not thread safe at all. And doesn't seem to get this fixed any time soon ( http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.comp.freedesktop.dbus/14015 ).

This makes gypsy not thread safe as well. And this makes impossible to call gypsy from a worker thread (any thread other than gmainloop), because brings random crashes with assertion failures insude dbus-glib ( described here: http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/dbus/2009-June/011554.html )

So in order to work properly in multithread environment, gypsy should move to another, thread-safe backend for dbus, like GDbus, suggested by maintainers of dbus-glib.
Comment 1 Ross Burton 2011-06-06 03:21:34 UTC
A workaround would be to use the DBus API directly with GDBus.  The C wrapper library is purely for convenience.

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