[Debconf-devel] Bug#631769: Bug#631769: New Kde frontend based on debconf-kde-helper
joeyh at debian.org
Tue Jun 28 17:13:21 UTC 2011
Modestas Vainius wrote:
> But if something does wrong, debconf might block indefinitely. For example, if
> old version of debconf-kde-helper did not know anything about pipes, they
> would stay open until the process terminates and would hang debconf as a
> result. To be precise, I want to implement this ping-pong in
> Debconf::FrontEnd::Kde::init() with timeout of 15 seconds so if something goes
> wrong and there is no answer from the helper in that period of time, debconf
> would still fallback to Dialog frontend. I could get away without this but
> fault tolerance would not be that good then IMHO. ping command would be pretty
> cheap and trivial way, wouldn't it?
Sounds like you could just send X_PING and this would not need to be in
the main protocol at all.
see shy jo
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