[cairo] Alpha problems at some resolutions

Behdad Esfahbod behdad at behdad.org
Sat Jun 21 10:03:20 PDT 2008

On Sat, 2008-06-21 at 16:25 +0300, M Joonas Pihlaja wrote:
> Hi John,
> On Fri, 20 Jun 2008, John Perkins wrote:
> > I found that clearing the image prior to drawing seems to fix the problem.
> >
> > What I don't understand is how I have never seen random garbage, it is always this transparent yellow.
> Looking at the attached image in gimp shows the ARGB value of the
> transparent yellow to be $BAADF00D.  That looks like something
> malloc() might initialise memory to in debug builds.

Indeed.  From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/0xDEADBEEF#Magic_debug_values

0xBAADF00D : Used by Microsoft's LocalAlloc(LMEM_FIXED) to mark
uninitialised allocated heap memory

> Cheers,
> Joonas


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