more decklinksrc problems

Dan Kegel dank at
Wed Apr 9 07:13:55 PDT 2014

I can't answer your question, but I do recommend valgrind as a way of
getting more info about this kind of problem.

On Wed, Apr 9, 2014 at 4:43 AM, Krzysztof Borowczyk
<k.borowczyk at> wrote:
> Hello,
> I've encountered some more problems with the decklinksrc plugin - or maybe my usage of it? Or even the API/drivers for the Blackmagich Intensity Pro device - I'm not quite sure where the problem might be.
> After some time of constant playback ( usually before 16 hours ) the application crashes. When I switch the pipeline from PLAYING to NULL and back to PLAYING it crashes much earlier (around 7th-8th repetition, sometimes earlier).
> The backtrace from the coredump is always the same:
> [Thread debugging using libthread_db enabled]
> Using host libthread_db library "/lib/i386-linux-gnu/".
> Core was generated by `./gstTest'.
> Program terminated with signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
> #0  malloc_consolidate (av=av at entry=0xa6400010) at malloc.c:4151
> 4151                   malloc.c: No such file or directory.
> (gdb) back
> #0  malloc_consolidate (av=av at entry=0xa6400010) at malloc.c:4151
> #1  0xb721f2d9 in _int_malloc (av=av at entry=0xa6400010, bytes=bytes at entry=16424) at malloc.c:3423
> #2  0xb7220485 in _int_memalign (av=av at entry=0xa6400010, alignment=alignment at entry=16, bytes=bytes at entry=16384) at malloc.c:4403
> #3  0xb7221660 in _mid_memalign (alignment=alignment at entry=16, bytes=bytes at entry=16384,
>     address=0xb474b426 <CDeckLinkAudioInputPacket::CDeckLinkAudioInputPacket(unsigned int)+70>) at malloc.c:3106
> #4  0xb722321a in __posix_memalign (memptr=0xa6fff09c, alignment=16, size=16384) at malloc.c:5016
> #5  0xb474b426 in CDeckLinkAudioInputPacket::CDeckLinkAudioInputPacket(unsigned int) () from /usr/lib/
> #6  0xb4768bff in CDeckLinkInput::readNextAudioInputPacket_MutexHeld(unsigned int*) () from /usr/lib/
> #7  0xb4769f61 in CDeckLinkInput::inputFrameArrivalCallack() () from /usr/lib/
> #8  0xb47469ae in CDeckLink::DriverNotificationThreadFunction(void*) () from /usr/lib/
> #9  0xb7144f70 in start_thread (arg=0xa6fffb40) at pthread_create.c:312
> #10 0xb729670e in clone () at ../sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/i386/clone.S:129
> Is this a known problem?
> Do you think it's a problem of the API or might it be a problem with how decklink plugin calls the api?
> --
> Best regards,
> Krzysztof Borowczyk
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