Random access violation (seg. fault) when calling GStreamer functions from MATLAB context in Windows

Nirbheek Chauhan nirbheek.chauhan at gmail.com
Wed Mar 13 06:52:20 UTC 2019

On Wed, Mar 13, 2019 at 2:56 AM Marc Gelinas <mgelinas at kinova.ca> wrote:
> After confirming that I was able to stream my video feed with gst-launch (using the same pipeline), the issue was "fixed" when I tried again to stream from my DLL. The issue never came back.

This was probably because of the gst registry being out of date, you
must've done something that triggered an update.

> Unfortunately, I still have the following issue:
> ISSUE: A few seconds after MATLAB unloads my DLL, sometimes it crashes with the following backtrace:
> Stack Trace (from fault):
> [  0] 0x00000000d32924c0                                   <unknown-module>+00000000
> [  1] 0x000007fec1104bf3    C:\gstreamer\1.0\x86_64\bin\gstreamer-1.0-0.dll+00347123 gst_value_init_and_copy+00333927
> [  2] 0x000007fec110418d    C:\gstreamer\1.0\x86_64\bin\gstreamer-1.0-0.dll+00344461 gst_value_init_and_copy+00331265
> [  3] 0x000007fec1637a88      C:\gstreamer\1.0\x86_64\bin\gstrtsp-1.0-0.dll+00031368 gst_rtsp_message_steal_body+00026102
> [  4] 0x000007fec1eb3032 C:\gstreamer\1.0\x86_64\lib\gstreamer-1.0\gstrtsp.dll+00012338 gst_plugin_rtsp_register+00007882
> [  5] 0x000007fec1ec4db8 C:\gstreamer\1.0\x86_64\lib\gstreamer-1.0\gstrtsp.dll+00085432 gst_plugin_rtsp_register+00080976
> [  6] 0x000007fec1ebe50c C:\gstreamer\1.0\x86_64\lib\gstreamer-1.0\gstrtsp.dll+00058636 gst_plugin_rtsp_register+00054180
> [  7] 0x000007fec1eb8c82 C:\gstreamer\1.0\x86_64\lib\gstreamer-1.0\gstrtsp.dll+00035970 gst_plugin_rtsp_register+00031514
> [  8] 0x000007fec1ec0af1 C:\gstreamer\1.0\x86_64\lib\gstreamer-1.0\gstrtsp.dll+00068337 gst_plugin_rtsp_register+00063881
> [  9] 0x000007fec1ecccaf C:\gstreamer\1.0\x86_64\lib\gstreamer-1.0\gstrtsp.dll+00117935 gst_plugin_rtsp_register+00113479
> [ 10] 0x000007fec115320c    C:\gstreamer\1.0\x86_64\bin\gstreamer-1.0-0.dll+00668172 gst_value_init_and_copy+00654976
> [ 11] 0x000007feb3d8b0f4         C:\gstreamer\1.0\x86_64\bin\glib-2.0-0.dll+00438516 g_date_get_monday_week_of_year+00425260
> [ 12] 0x000007feb3d8a3f6         C:\gstreamer\1.0\x86_64\bin\glib-2.0-0.dll+00435190 g_date_get_monday_week_of_year+00421934
> [ 13] 0x000007feb3db32f7         C:\gstreamer\1.0\x86_64\bin\glib-2.0-0.dll+00602871 g_date_get_monday_week_of_year+00589615
> [ 14] 0x000007fec9b80369 C:\Program Files\MATLAB\R2018b\bin\win64\ucrtbase.DLL+00131945 o__strtoui64+00000089
> [ 15] 0x00000000773f59cd                   C:\windows\system32\kernel32.dll+00088525 BaseThreadInitThunk+00000013
> [ 16] 0x000000007755383d                      C:\windows\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll+00342077 RtlUserThreadStart+00000029
> The crash seems to occur only if previously I had a failed attempt to stream a video feed. For instance, I specify a wrong IP address for the rtspsrc. Then, when I make MATLAB unload my DLL, the crash occurs after a few seconds. Do you have any idea what could be the root cause?

I don't think it's safe to unload gstreamer DLLs; at least I don't
know of anyone who uses that. It may be possible to make that safe,
though. We'd be happy to accept reasonable patches for it.

> Also, do you know if the release of stable version 1.16 is still planned for this month?

AFAIK, yes, unless there's some major release-blocking bug. The MSVC
builds are still 'beta', so issues in that will not block/delay the
release unless they're easy to fix.


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