[vlc-devel] [PATCH v3 04/10] core: use refcounter helper for pictures

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Wed Jul 4 11:02:45 CEST 2018

Red herring. I never said that uint was enough for anything - except picture pool refs (which are bound to 65 IIRC). I even explicitly denied that already.

Le 4 juillet 2018 11:05:32 GMT+03:00, Romain Vimont <rom1v at videolabs.io> a écrit :
>On Wed, Jul 04, 2018 at 09:24:19AM +0300, Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote:
>> Reason was provided multiple times.
>> If you don't understand it, that's no excuse for bullshitting.
>OK, so let's review the reason you provided as comments of patch v2
>again, so I get a chance to understand.
>> 1) This creates obvious overflow.
>> There was a protection and you removed it. By definition, we can
>> obviously not have more uintptr_max in-memory refs.
>> In other words, there was a protection: the type was wide enough.
>Maybe I missed something, but how does this explain why the refcount
>type for pictures has to be wider than the refcount type used for other
>Are pictures refcounted more than what an "unsigned int" may provide?
>> Le 3 juillet 2018 23:17:14 GMT+03:00, Romain Vimont
><rom1v at videolabs.io> a écrit :
>> >No reason has been provided to keep a different type for pictures
>> >any other refcounts. It seems the difference was accidental, so the
>> >types should now be made consistent.
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