[vlc-devel] Using logger during asynchronous close

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Wed Mar 10 14:32:36 UTC 2021

Le lundi 8 mars 2021, 19:23:11 EET Alexandre Janniaux a écrit :
> > Either you fix the design not to perform in(s)ane things, or you devise a
> > weak reference mechanism. The later means that log messages will sometime
> > get lost, which is far from good.
> Just so this is clear, what is the «insane/inane» thing?

Expecting the decoder object and/or its logger to outlive the life cycle 
defined by owner of decoder.

> However asynchronously closing the resources
> allocated from the decoder should/has become quite common in the code base,

No? There are two types of resources that the decoder can create and might 
outlive it: decoded data (audio blocks, pictures and SPUs), and ES formats. 
They are all buffers and/or data. They are not processing elements. They don't 
need a log attached to them.

And in any case, what's not possible is not possible.

Rémi Denis-Courmont

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