void gdk_threads_set_lock_functions ( GCallback enter_fn, GCallback leave_fn )
Allows the application to replace the standard method that
GDK uses to protect its data structures. Normally, GDK
creates a single
GMutex that is locked by
and released by
gdk_threads_leave(); using this function an
application provides, instead, a function
enter_fn that is
gdk_threads_enter() and a function
leave_fn that is
The functions must provide at least same locking functionality as the default implementation, but can also do extra application specific processing.
As an example, consider an application that has its own recursive lock that when held, holds the GTK+ lock as well. When GTK+ unlocks the GTK+ lock when entering a recursive main loop, the application must temporarily release its lock as well.
Most threaded GTK+ apps won’t need to use this method.
This method must be called before
gdk_threads_init(), and cannot
be called multiple times.
All GDK and GTK+ calls should be made from the main thread.