[vlc-devel] [PATCH] thread: change posix thread priorities to 0

Steve Lhomme robux4 at ycbcr.xyz
Mon Apr 6 10:47:39 CEST 2020

On 2020-04-06 10:17, Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote:
> Le maanantaina 6. huhtikuuta 2020, 11.13.29 EEST Steve Lhomme a écrit :
>> On 2020-04-06 10:02, Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote:
>>> Le lauantaina 4. huhtikuuta 2020, 4.13.45 EEST Marvin Scholz a écrit :
>>>> Makes it clearer that those have no effect anymore now.
>>> IMO, we should remove the priority parameter as François implied.
>>> If somebody really has a demonstrated use of priorities, they can use
>>> their
>>> OS-specific call or vlc_set_priority().
>> That means calling vlc_set_priority() in the 101 places vlc_clone() is
>> called.
> No, it does not. The number of threads that actually follow coding principles
> to benefit for prioritization can be counted with the fingers on one hand, and
> even some of them are on platforms where we never implemented priorities (e.g.
> macOS audio plugins).
>> Unless it's demontrasted that it doesn't work I prefer the conservative
>> approach of keeping things as they are.
> That's called cargo cult programming.

What's the woke expression for removing code you don't know have an 
effect or not ?

>> Unless you plan to fix it if it
>> actually breaks/damages things.
> Of course not. I'm not going to fix something that probably never worked and
> has definitely not been working for over a decade.

OK, so don't touch it.

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