Diffstat (limited to 'src/pulse/thread-mainloop.h')
1 files changed, 9 insertions, 5 deletions
diff --git a/src/pulse/thread-mainloop.h b/src/pulse/thread-mainloop.h
index 41159d98..e847070d 100644
@@ -137,15 +137,19 @@ PA_C_DECL_BEGIN
* The main function, my_drain_stream_func(), will wait for the callback to
* be called using pa_threaded_mainloop_wait().
- * If your application is multi-threaded, then this waiting must be done
- * inside a while loop. The reason for this is that multiple threads might be
- * using pa_threaded_mainloop_wait() at the same time. Each thread must
- * therefore verify that it was its callback that was invoked.
+ * If your application is multi-threaded, then this waiting must be
+ * done inside a while loop. The reason for this is that multiple
+ * threads might be using pa_threaded_mainloop_wait() at the same
+ * time. Each thread must therefore verify that it was its callback
+ * that was invoked. Also the underlying OS synchronization primitives
+ * are usually not free of spurious wake-ups, so a
+ * pa_threaded_mainloop_wait() must be called within a loop even if
+ * you have only one thread waiting.
* The callback, my_drain_callback(), indicates to the main function that it
* has been called using pa_threaded_mainloop_signal().
- * As you can see, both pa_threaded_mainloop_wait() may only be called with
+ * As you can see, pa_threaded_mainloop_wait() may only be called with
* the lock held. The same thing is true for pa_threaded_mainloop_signal(),
* but as the lock is held before the callback is invoked, you do not have to
* deal with that.