Re: File monitor in a background thread

Hi Chris,

Got it. That really eases programming. Thanks a lot!

2011/6/22 Chris Vine <chris cvine freeserve co uk>:
> On Wed, 22 Jun 2011 08:44:41 +0800
> Gang Chen <gang chen cn gmail com> wrote:
>> The reference says, "The changed signal will be emitted in the
>> thread-default main context of the thread that the monitor was created
>> in." Then if I create a file monitor in a background thread, is it
>> necessary to enter the event loop in that thread in order to catch the
>> changed signal? My background thread is mainly used to carry out
>> background tasks. I don't want to use an event loop in it. Any ideas?
> As far as I understand it, a thread's default main context for gio's
> purposes is the global default context (the main thread's context),
> unless you set it to be different with g_main_context_push_thread_default().
> You can only of course do that if more than one thread has a main loop.
> This should tell you what you want:
> The point is that glib's non-gio main loop functions require you to
> pass a non-default context to g_source_attach() when inserting a new
> source into the main loop, if you want it to execute in other than the
> main program thread.  However, in the case of gio's main loop functions
> (eg asynchronous io and file operations), it has to be done by pushing
> (and if need be popping) the thread's context onto gio's thread context
> stack. Somewhat confusing I agree.
> Chris

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