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Re: gfile-based file notifications are not immediate

From: Michael Albinus
Subject: Re: gfile-based file notifications are not immediate
Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2014 17:41:36 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Dima Kogan <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi.

Hi Dima,

> The reason is that when emacs is idle, it's blocking in the pselect()
> call in xg_select() in process.c. pselect() is an operating-system call,
> not a glib one. Later on in xg_select() there's some code to kick the
> glib event loop, but as long as we're sitting in the pselect(), that
> secondary event loop remains untouched.

Stefan did propose to add another event queue for special events coming
from D-Bus or file notifications, separated from the input queue. See

> Once again, I'm not posting to the bug tracker yet.

Now that Emacs 24.4 has been released, we could think about
implementation. From my point of view, a bug entry would remind us.

I don't know whether I can spend sufficient time to volunteer
implementation, 'tho :-(

> dima

Best regards, Michael.

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