[Mono-dev] COM, Threads and Mono

Miguel de Icaza miguel at xamarin.com
Fri Sep 2 11:05:32 EDT 2011


    Tom filed recently a bug against Mono that boils down to Mono calling
the finalizer for COM objects in the finalizer thread, which is something
that most COM applications are not expecting.

     His solution is to extend the .NET API to do this, which is not going
to work for Mono.   What is probably happening is that we have not correctly
implemented the semantics for destruction of COM objects.   That said, I do
not know enough about COM to know how this is handled on Windows.

     If you know some COM, I would love if you could take a look at this:


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