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[Qemu-devel] Re: [PATCH 2/2] vnc: don't mess up with iohandlers in the v

From: Corentin Chary
Subject: [Qemu-devel] Re: [PATCH 2/2] vnc: don't mess up with iohandlers in the vnc thread
Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2011 13:54:12 +0000

On Thu, Mar 10, 2011 at 1:45 PM, Anthony Liguori <address@hidden> wrote:
> On 03/10/2011 07:06 AM, Paolo Bonzini wrote:
>> On 03/10/2011 01:59 PM, Corentin Chary wrote:
>>> Instead, we now store the data in a temporary buffer, and use a socket
>>> pair to notify the main thread that new data is available.
>> You can use a bottom half for this instead of a special socket. Signaling
>> a bottom half is async-signal- and thread-safe.
> Bottom halves are thread safe?
> I don't think so.

The bottom halves API is not thread safe, but calling
qemu_bh_schedule_idle() in another thread *seems* to be safe (here, it
would be protected from qemu_bh_delete() by vnc_lock_output()).

Corentin Chary

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