Severe thumbnail problems
roger.larsson at skelleftea.mail.telia.com
Mon Dec 23 15:18:26 GMT 2002
On Sunday 22 December 2002 14:18, Matthias Kretz wrote:
> On Sunday 22 December 2002 12:50, Martijn Klingens wrote:
> > Since the thumbnail code fires up a few slaves at the same time I think
> > this is a race condition where no running artsd is detected and 10 slaves
> > are each given their own artsd instance. I don't know where the check for
> > running artsd is done now, but most robust to me would probably be a
> > entry point in e.g. klauncher which makes sure no second artsd is started
> > (or a kded module). Good enough for this case, and a lot easier to write,
> > but not avoid races between different applications, is to have the check
> > the thumbnail generating code, just before spawning the slave. Downside of
> > this is that the thumb code explicitly needs to know whether a slave is
> > arts-using or not.
> Hmm, actually artsd should refuse to run a second instance for the same
> It checks on startup that there's no other MCOP server running, and if there
> is it just exits.
> I guess what you're seeing is the threading done by an aRts module and not
> several MCOP server instances.
Yes, at least for me they are threads (or at least started by the root artsd).
At least this is how they look in 'pstree'
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