[vlc-devel] Getting stuck in stream_Read()

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Wed Apr 4 17:26:49 CEST 2012

Le mercredi 4 avril 2012 17:00:44 Frederic YHUEL, vous avez écrit :
> Very strangely, I don't have this problem on my personal machine which
> runs Debian wheezy 64 bits. At work I have Ubuntu Oneiric 32 bits. I
> installed the 64 bits kernel of wheezy
> (linux-image-3.2.0-2-amd64_3.2.12-1_i386.deb) on this machine, and the
> problem is not there anymore.
> Is it possible that (32 bits) Ubuntu kernel have a buggy poll() ? I
> guess that launchpad would have been flooded by bug reports in that
> case, so I don't understand... any idea?

poll() will not return until some event happens. In particular, net_Read() 
gets stuck, by design, if no data is received on the socket.

There is not much to do about this. Eventually the user will get bored and 
press stop.

Rémi Denis-Courmont

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