Thread-safety issue in cmake support ?
apaku at gmx.de
Mon Jun 7 19:35:08 UTC 2010
On 07.06.10 19:40:37, Milian Wolff wrote:
> Christoph Cullmann, 07.06.2010:
> > On Monday 07 June 2010 18:57:27 Milian Wolff wrote:
> > > Christoph Cullmann, 07.06.2010:
> > > > On Monday 07 June 2010 18:34:42 Andreas Pakulat wrote:
> > > > > > Error occurs either in main thread or in plugin. When in main
> > > > > > thread it raises from
> > > > > > a slot execution which it turns call a method using introspection,
> > > > > > making things difficult to investigate.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > IMHO, a lock in CMakeUtils would be a possible solution.
> > > > >
> > > > > Oh, or we could just drop KConfig usage and use QSettings for the
> > > > > project files. After all we might have to get rid of kcm-usage for
> > > > > project-config too. The only thing we'd loose is the ability to read
> > > > > from two files "at the same time". But then again, maybe its even
> > > > > good that where stuff is written is more explicit so we can more
> > > > > easily move things around...
> > > >
> > > > QSettings ist not thread-safe, only reentrant.
> > >
> > > Making the foreground lock look even better :)
> > I can only second then Andreas, you will kill your multi-threading then
> > completly I guess :/
> > Like the name, the BKL (either big kernel or big kdevelop lock), you will
> > get lock contention really fast I guess, didn't you already some profiling
> > work, showing that atm the lock contention is high?
> > I don't know any solution for the locking problems beside the bkl, too, as
> > kdevelop just intermixes to much stuff without locking and with the gui,
> > but keep in mind: each event, each mouse move, anything will trigger the
> > locking of this lock and compete with all your background threads, which
> > compete with each other then, too.
> True, it's a sad world we live in :)
> If someone has a better idea, I'm all for it though
How about we check what other ide's are doing (Qt Creator, Netbeans also
has strong c++ support, maybe Eclipse CDT) and check wether its feasible
to go the same route?
> :-) Until then, it's probably the only thing we can do.
Have fun :)
> There are sadly too many tools out there which we must use that do not work in
> a multi threaded environment...
At least for the cmake-plugin case what could also be done is having the
parser use a blocking-queued-connection to fetch the includes. That
might be the "quickest" fix and would allow to check how bad the impact
of such locking is to the background threads at least.
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