memory problems in arts

George Staikos staikos at
Wed Jul 16 06:49:06 BST 2003

On Wednesday 16 July 2003 01:17, George Staikos wrote:
> I'm still trying to track down these arts problems but I just have no clue
> what arts tries to do.  Here's a valgrind log.  As far as I can see:
> soundserver.h:453
> _pool = target._pool;  // this line triggers "delete this;"
> _cache = target._cache;  // this writes to free'd memory
> What's going on here?  And are we in trouble now because this code is all
> inlined?  (ie. apps need to be recompiled in order to make use of any
> possible fix)
> This is the same type of error I've seen elsewhere in KDE due to arts as
> well. It's rather critical.

  FYI: I tried _copy() and _release() in artscbackend around the assignment to 
::null() and it seems to fix the memory problem, but I'm not sure what it 
really means/does, and I'm not sure if it's leaking now.

George Staikos
KDE Developer
Staikos Computing Services Inc.

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