wakeup


Description:

public void wakeup ()

If this is currently blocking in iteration waiting for a source to become ready, cause it to stop blocking and return.

Otherwise, cause the next invocation of iteration to return without blocking.

This API is useful for low-level control over MainContext; for example, integrating it with main loop implementations such as MainLoop.

Another related use for this function is when implementing a main loop with a termination condition, computed from multiple threads:

  #define NUM_TASKS 10
static gint tasks_remaining = NUM_TASKS; // (atomic)
...

while (g_atomic_int_get (&tasks_remaining) != 0)
g_main_context_iteration (NULL, TRUE);

Then in a thread:

  perform_work();

if (g_atomic_int_dec_and_test (&tasks_remaining))
g_main_context_wakeup (NULL);

Parameters:

this

a MainContext