Re: [Gimp-developer] Simultaneous Multiprocessing and Multithreading in GIMP

On Sat, 2019-10-26 at 15:30 +0330, Ahmad Nouralizadeh via gimp-
developer-list wrote:
 AFAIK, using fork
and multithreading is not recommended (e.g., look at the second
answer here, Is it safe to fork from within a thread?

It's “not recommended” in the same way that using a knife to cut your
meat is not recommended: you could hurt yourself.

As you can see from that stackoverflow question, there can be problems
if you don't call exec() right away in the child process after a
fork(). Which GIMP does, avoiding the problems.

This is why GIMP does not deadlock when you run a plugin.

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