[vlc-devel] gui/macosx - menus memory issues

Pierre d'Herbemont pdherbemont at gmail.com
Fri Dec 25 18:27:10 CET 2009

Could you resend using a git format patch? It helps to preserve  


On Dec 25, 2009, at 16:32, Dilaroga Dev <dilaroga at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I figured out an issue that causes frequents gui crashes. For now,  
> we can easily reproduce a crash :
> - launch vlc (trunk)
> - open a video
> - click on the video menu bar to show its contents.
> - click on the video menu bar to hide its contents
> - click on the video menu bar to cause a crash.
> Moreover, the VLC.app never quit properly after playing a video.  
> VLC.app is not able to play more than one video after we have  
> stopped a previous playback.
> The program fails on an assertion in the __vlc_object_release() :
> Assertion failed: (internals->i_children == 0)
> I can't really see where this issue come from but i've noticed that  
> if the input object is released only one times in the implementation  
> of validateMenuItem: (from control.m) the gui stability is improved  
> (at least the problems listed in the beginning of this message are  
> fixed) but maybe leaked... In this method the input object is  
> retained at the beginning and released at the end with a check if  
> the input object is not null. This check seems to prevent if the  
> input object has already been released and this case could happen.  
> So i modify the function to retain only once at the beginning and  
> releasing only once at the end of the method. I've provided a patch  
> to see modification. But i'm not enough familiar with vlc core and  
> especially with vlc's objects memory management to be sure that  
> these changes have no leak effect.
> <gui.macosx.validateMenuItem.patch>
> --
> Sébastien Zwickert.
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