[vlc-devel] Re: vlc: svn commit r14218 (hartman)

Jean-Paul Saman jean-paul.saman at planet.nl
Sat Feb 11 11:59:28 CET 2006

Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote:
> Le Samedi 11 Février 2006 01:01, Subversion daemon a écrit :
>>* Don't put huge pictures on the stack. It is limited on some
>>platforms. use malloc. * Use the correct pitch values when reading
>>from and writing to pictures (out pitch can differ from in pitch, and
>>there is also visible pitch and visible lines.
> Using malloc instead of the stack, particularly in a multithreaded 
> context, is more often than not very very poor, performance-wise.
> I don't know if that is critical here, but shouldn't it rather be on 
> stack, *except* on loosy architecture ?
Never put large buffers on the stack you will run out of your stack 
space very quickly. If perfomance is a concern then there are other ways 
of getting a buffer, eg: use a bufferpool

Jean-Paul Saman.

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