[vlc-devel] [PATCH 2/2] picture_pool: fix Reserve() not locking/unlocking pictures

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Fri Dec 30 20:32:48 CET 2016

Le vendredi 30 décembre 2016, 17:58:21 Thomas Guillem a écrit :
> Pictures cloned from a reserved pool were not locked/unlocked via the master
> pool callbacks. This commit fixes this issue. See the new comment in
> picture_pool_Reserve().

Whether this is a feature or a bug depends on how you intend to use 

I am not aware of clear defined semantics at the moment, that video output 
displays would actually adhere to, and thus I think that this patch is both 
right and wrong depending on the back-end. Or rather, the correctness cannot 
be evaluated for lack of criteria.

More importantly, I cannot think of any use case for using the lock and unlock 
callbacks, that would be both practically useful for the display plugin, and 
safe/valid/well-defined, so I don't really see the point in these extra 

Rémi Denis-Courmont

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