[alsa-devel] Pull request for alsa-plugins

Colin Guthrie gmane at colin.guthr.ie
Thu Sep 4 12:23:09 CEST 2008

Takashi Iwai wrote:
> One of my concerns in the current pulse code is the many use of
> assert().  In many cases, assert() is a wrong choice.  For example,
> checking the return value of malloc in assert() is definitely wrong.
> It should be always checked, and should return an error instead of
> aborting the program.
> Yes, alsa-lib has also many assert() although I removed already many.
> Some of them may be still wrong ones.  Hopefully this can be sorted
> out later.

There has been a rather large thread on this on PA mailing list over the 
last couple days :)


I personally got some stuff wrong, but learned from Lennart's responses.

Certainly I think a lot of the cases where this plugin could have 
previously hit an assert have now been removed. Not sure about the 
malloc asserts() tho'...



Colin Guthrie

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