[vlc-devel] Re: [PATCH] Abnormal memory growing (macosx)

jmvallat_vlc at mac.com jmvallat_vlc at mac.com
Thu Dec 15 00:39:07 CET 2005

Don't ask me about the -manage method !  Because... as far as I can  
see, it's even worse than that: this code is running in a thread, and  
does call -terminate when the 'intf' dies (by the end of the  
The problem is that this -terminate method is also called by the main  
thread (in function Run())... few nano-second before.
And if you look at the code of -terminate, you'll see that calling it  
twice is .. not a good idea.

This is why VLC.app does often crash when you quit it. (Well, there  
is perhaps another problem (caused by a memory overrun in src/ 
playlist/view.c) but I'm not quite yet sure...)).


On 15 déc. 05, at 00:24, Derk-Jan Hartman wrote:

> This doesn't seem like the proper way to solve this issue.
> Wouldn't it be better to alloc init the date and then release it  
> after the sleep ?
> why is there even a Cocoa sleep here anyways, a normal sleep()  
> should just work fine as well don't you agree ?
> Come to think of it, the manageVolumeSlider called there shouldn't  
> be their either. the whole manage: function isn't allowed to do any  
> GUI work at all.
> Same for the seScrollField.
> DJ

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