[vlc-devel] Re: win32 SignalObjectAndWait doesn't work with gdb

Gildas Bazin gbazin at altern.org
Wed Mar 2 00:27:59 CET 2005

On Tuesday 01 March 2005 18:18, khoudri al wrote:
> Strange !
> vlc hangs when run under gdb.
> The cause is SignalObjectAndWait in __vlc_cond_wait used to wait for
> the start of the playlist thread (RunThread function).
> Does anybody has an idea ?

Yes, PulseEvent() doesn't work when debugging (it's a documented feature of 

For a work-around, as stated in the INSTALL.win32 file, you should run VLC 
with --fast-mutex --win9x-cv-method=1.


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