[linux-audio-dev] gtkmeter and threads?

Jack O'Quin joq at io.com
Sun Oct 31 16:59:40 UTC 2004

[copying to jamin-devel]

Dan Mills <dmills at spamblock.demon.co.uk> writes:

> I am working on a project that makes very heavy use of the gtkmeter code 
> (borrowed from JAMIN), and seem to have a hard to track down problem....
> I am using jack so there are a few threads involved and the meters are updated 
> from a g_timeout_add timer callback, the update_meters function is protected 
> by gdk_threads_enter/leave. The problem is that in spite of this I still 
> sometimes get the GUI locking up. There are no locks shared between the GUI 
> and the DSP code and when this happens the DSP continues to run just fine. 
> I remember a CVS version of JAMIN used to do something similar? 

It still does.  The problem is intermittent, thus hard to find.

> Does anyone here remember what the cure was, it might give me some hints....

AFAIK, no one has found the bug.  I didn't even consider that it might
be related to the meters until I saw your message.

More information about the Linux-audio-dev mailing list