[PD] Externals with threads ...

Tim Blechmann TimBlechmann at gmx.net
Tue Jan 25 09:04:06 CET 2005

> I'm wondering what peoples opinions are on the subject of externals
> with their own threads. Are there reasons this is is not advised (e.g.
> reentrancy of subsequent calls)? To be specific I'm talking about
> threads that initiate output. I've looked at the sourcecode for
> netreceive and noticed the use of sys_addpollfn, but as this method is
> not included in m_pd.h, i wonder if it's even intended to be used in
> externals. One of the reasons i ask is that the example/test code
> attached bellow seems to work on one of my machines (Pentium 4/Fedora
> 2/PD 0.37.1), but when I run it on another (a PowerbookG4/Gentoo/PD
> 37.4) I get a stack overflow at the outlet_float. 
well ... the only clean way of synchronizing 

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