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

Nicolás Alvarez nicolas.alvarez at
Fri Feb 4 22:28:06 GMT 2011

On 04/02/2011, Thiago Macieira <thiago at> wrote:
> Ok, fair enough. Threading-after-pipes-closed is not an option then.
> That leaves back again at square one:
>  - one thread per subprocess
> OR
>  - SIGCHLD handler
> OR
>  - kernel developers give us some new syscalls like pidfd or waitpidv

Would signalfd (Linux-specific) be useful for this?


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