Commit 5763ddae authored by Seungha Yang's avatar Seungha Yang
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gthread-win32: Use SetThreadDescription Win32 API for setting thread name

Since Windows 10 1607, we can make use of SetThreadDescription() API
for setting thread name. Unlike previously used exception based
method, this API will preserve configured thread name on dump file.
parent 23bf298f
......@@ -597,10 +597,62 @@ SetThreadName (DWORD dwThreadID,
typedef HRESULT (WINAPI *pSetThreadDescription) (HANDLE hThread,
PCWSTR lpThreadDescription);
static pSetThreadDescription SetThreadDescriptionFunc = NULL;
HMODULE kernel32_module = NULL;
static gboolean
g_thread_win32_load_library (void)
/* FIXME: Add support for UWP app */
#if !defined(G_WINAPI_ONLY_APP)
static volatile gsize _init_once = 0;
if (g_once_init_enter (&_init_once))
kernel32_module = LoadLibraryW (L"kernel32.dll");
if (kernel32_module)
SetThreadDescriptionFunc =
(pSetThreadDescription) GetProcAddress (kernel32_module,
if (!SetThreadDescriptionFunc)
FreeLibrary (kernel32_module);
g_once_init_leave (&_init_once, 1);
return !!SetThreadDescriptionFunc;
static gboolean
g_thread_win32_set_thread_desc (const gchar *name)
wchar_t *namew;
if (!g_thread_win32_load_library () || !name)
return FALSE;
namew = g_utf8_to_utf16 (name, -1, NULL, NULL, NULL);
if (!namew)
return FALSE;
hr = SetThreadDescriptionFunc (GetCurrentThread (), namew);
g_free (namew);
return SUCCEEDED (hr);
g_system_thread_set_name (const gchar *name)
SetThreadName ((DWORD) -1, name);
/* Prefer SetThreadDescription over exception based way if available,
* since thread description set by SetThreadDescription will be preserved
* in dump file */
if (!g_thread_win32_set_thread_desc (name))
SetThreadName ((DWORD) -1, name);
/* {{{1 Epilogue */
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