Review Request: Workaround for the hang (freeze) when opening VLC's file dialog under KDE...

Thiago Macieira thiago at
Fri Feb 4 16:41:16 GMT 2011

Em sexta-feira, 4 de fevereiro de 2011, às 05:24:26, Dawit A escreveu:
> > In the meantime, I've been discussing with Rémi about the issue and he's
> > not budging from his position that libraries shoul
> >  never use Unix signals. To be
> > honest, he's right: Unix signals are meant to be used centrally only.
> > But we need SIGCHLD to be notified that a child exited, so we need a
> > compromise between apps and libraries.
> That is especially true for QProcess. It is used in several place
> within kdelibs. If any of those code paths are hit from an app like
> VLC, the same issue will manifest itself as well. I am still wondering
> whether or not the QtCreator freeze I get to this day is somehow
> related to this issue even though I doubt QtCreator does any signal
> blocking...

Qt workaround patch.

I will most definitely not add this to 4.7. I will show to other engineers in 
the office and we'll consider 4.8.

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