[Bf-committers] Pretty clueless Linux threads crashing...

Kenneth Styrberg kenneth.styrberg at telia.com
Fri Feb 24 21:25:28 CET 2006

Stephane SOPPERA wrote:

> On 2/24/06, *Kenneth Styrberg* <kenneth.styrberg at telia.com 
> <mailto:kenneth.styrberg at telia.com>> wrote:
>     I did a quick check and the call to SDL_WaitThread() in
>     BLI_remove_thread(...), seems unneccesary as you check that the render
>     is complete with the ready flag, and at that point the thread already
>     exited the function! So no need to wait, it's already gone!
>     I tried to comment it out and it worked ok.
>     The function BLI_end_threads(...) does a call to SDL_WaitThread() but
>     that seems to be some garbage collection as that call never should be
>     made, unless a thread was orphened somehow?!
>     I don't know if this helps at all but I did some tests anyway...
>     Btw on windows 2000 and MSVC 6
> On Unix systems using pthread for threading, a thread has to be 
> "joined" at its end. That's what SDL_WaitThread does. If you don't 
> join it, it is kepts as a ghost until the end of the program.
> So it's normal to have a SDL_WaitThread even if the thread function 
> has exited.
> On Windows, I don't think there is this concept of joining but I 
> haven't used thread for quite some time now.
> Stephane
Hmm, yes I was thinking of a detatched thread, but SDL don't support 
that. (As far as I could see)


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