[PD-dev] clocks & threads

Thomas Grill t.grill at gmx.net
Thu Dec 5 11:37:39 CET 2002

Am Donnerstag, 05.12.02, um 04:15 Uhr (Europe/Vienna) schrieb Tom 

>>> I don't think clock_set is thread safe in Pd... it manipulates a 
>>> linked
>>> list (static) without locking other threads out of it....
>> I actually use clock_delay, but i guess that's just the same and i 
>> realized
>> that i'm also using a mutex for it.
> hi thomas,
> i am wondering how you do this. did you patch pd to use a mutex in the 
> clock
> routines also? because i can't see how it would be thread safe if you 
> don't
> do that.

Hi Tom,
you're right that there has to be a solution in PD itself.
It did work for me only because of the fact that hardly anyone seemed 
to care about threads....

There has already been a discussion several month ago, but now seems to 
be the time we'll have to do something about it...

best greetings,

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