[vdr] suggestion for shutdown-handling

Helmut Auer vdr at helmutauer.de
Thu Mar 2 12:33:33 CET 2006

Peter Dittmann schrieb:
>  > >
>  > >>Regarding shutdown: no more changes before version 1.4.
>  >
>  > I am currently in the process of making a stable version 1.4,
>  > so I just don't have the time to get involved in such discussions.
>  > I just thought I'd let you know that I won't make any changes in that
>  > area before version 1.4. After that, we can talk about this.
>  >
>  > Klaus
> For 1.4 I would suggest to include the vdr-inactivity patch that comes 
> with the burn plugin.
> It implements a method into cPlugin class to allow a plugin to block 
> shutdown.
> It's working similar like a pending cutting thread.
> However vdr is still master and can overrule it by acknoledging the 
> shutdown.
> I wonder why this has not being adopted because it's a sensible and 
> neccessary addition for all plugins doing a little longer jobs (like 
> burn, vdrconvert-plugin, epg-plugins).
> Currently the cPlugin interface is missing such a generic interface and 
> VDR is not aware of pending activities of a plugin.
> kind regards  Peter
Nice Patch - it does exactly what I meant :)

Helmut Auer, helmut at helmutauer.de

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