[vlc-devel] Re: huge leak when attempting to play mosaic (libmpeg2.c/DecodeBlock)

Benjamin Pracht bigben+spam at videolan.org
Wed Sep 7 16:13:07 CEST 2005

On Wed, Sep 07, 2005, Wallace Wadge wrote :
> Has anyone successfully set up a mosaic playout? I get a massive memory leak 
> (as in 8% of memory gobbled up every second) when trying with 4 streams
> Valgrind shows that the problem appears to originate from DecodeBlock in 
> libmpeg2.c. I've noticed that p_pic is being lost and thus also p_pic->data 
> but I'm unsure of the architecture of vlc (i.e. who is supposed to dealloc 
> that memory since DecodeBlock never terminates.

Did you read this ?


This seems to be caused by a lack of the --mosaic-keep-picture option
(yes, mosaic is kludgy at the moment).


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