[vlc-devel] Thread safety issues with ALSA/FontConfig?

Jérôme Forissier jerome at taodyne.com
Tue Jan 29 18:58:52 CET 2013

On 28 janv. 2013, at 19:06, Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote:

> Le lundi 28 janvier 2013 19:32:09, Jérôme FORISSIER a écrit :
>> Are there known thread safety issues when using LibVLC 2.0.5 with ALSA?
> ALSA is supposed to be thread-safe so long as a single handle is used in no 
> more than one thread at a time. LibVLC follows the thread-safety rules as far 
> as is known.

Thanks for confirming this. I could write a simple reproducer (attached FYI), so I will run valgrind and see if something interesting comes out.

> However, known bugs in ALSA versions earlier than 1.0.24 do affect VLC.

OK, running 1.0.25 here.


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