[PD] problems and crashes - "warning: settings multiply defined" (on new hardware and OS - Debian 8 64-bit)

Ingo ingo at miamiwave.com
Thu Sep 21 13:58:00 CEST 2017


one thing I found out now.
As opposed to the old pd-extended the vanilla 0.46.2 that came with Jessie 
seems to see tables that were opened from a different patch in a separate 

After renaming the "settings" table in the second main patch that runs Gem 
(while the other one runs the audio part) the error messages disappeared.
Does that mean that patches that were opened in a separate process are being 
seen as one big patch? And all tables are available from anywhere?

That would require some major changes in the patch(es) ...


> I'm having issues with a pretty complex patch that I have written within
> several years - originally with pd-extended and Ubuntu 11.10 (32-bit - AMD
> CPU).
> Now I'm trying to port this to an Up-Board with an Intel CPU and Debian
> Jessie (64-bit).
> I have installed (almost) all libraries successfully. All patches and 
> abstractions
> are loading successfully (except for [toxy/tot] and [iemlib/mp3play~]).
> Here's my problem:
> The patch(es) start up (loading over 600MB of samples) and sometimes
> actually work(s) fine but mostly it crashes during or after the startup.
> When it actually does start up it runs, sounds and responds just like the
> previous hardware with the old pd-extended and Ubuntu 11.10.
> However, on the pd-window I'm getting thousands of these messages:
> "warning: settings multiply defined"
> ('settings' is a table that holds most of the global settings of the
> patch(es))
> Now I am wondering what the "warning: . multiply defined" means.
> I'm usually getting messages like this if I created a table twice by 
> mistake.
> When using "Find" I only get one single table as my search result.
> Also that same patch doesn't give me this error on my older hardware and it
> never crashes.
> I have been running this patch with the old OS and the AMD hardware with
> pd-extended on more than 100 units for more than 5 years - no issues!
> I am now trying to eliminate more and more parts or abstractions from the
> patch to see when the error messages stop.
> Obviously this takes forever since I have already put years of work in 
> there.
> Knowing what the "warning: . multiply defined" means would probably
> speed up the search.
> I'd absolutely appreciate any input or idea where to search.
> Thanks!
> Ingo
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