[vlc-devel] [RFC PATCH 1/5] filter: add a way to signal error from callbacks

Thomas Guillem thomas at gllm.fr
Fri Mar 1 14:12:48 CET 2019

On Fri, Mar 1, 2019, at 13:39, Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote:
> Hi,
> I do not know why a separate block is needed as opposed to flagging a discontinuity on the following successfully output block.

I will investigate that approach but it feels more complicated. I must make sure the flag is not lost in the filter chain. Should I check in every modules or handle it in the pipeline (aout/filters.c) ?

> But assuming that you have a good reason in mind, there are still some challenges with the error block approach:
> - If it needs to be queued, it needs to be writable, and thus it needs to be allocated, and thus its allocation can fail.

It won't, I put asserts in queue/release/realloc functions. 

> - There are code paths that discards zero-size blocks specially, or fails to handle them at all.
> - Some craptastic platforms might not support exported globals, only functions (not that I'd care personally).

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