Commit 3a5b4087 authored by Thomas Vander Stichele's avatar Thomas Vander Stichele
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useful comments change thread -> cothread in varnames where it's applicable code cleanups

Original commit message from CVS:
* useful comments
* change thread -> cothread in varnames where it's applicable
* code cleanups
parent b5b28a3c
......@@ -52,14 +52,19 @@ static void cothread_destroy (cothread_state *thread);
struct _cothread_context
{
cothread_state *threads[COTHREAD_MAXTHREADS];
int nthreads;
cothread_state *cothreads[COTHREAD_MAXTHREADS]; /* array of cothread states */
int ncothreads;
int current;
GHashTable *data;
};
static pthread_key_t _cothread_key = -1;
/* this _cothread_ctx_key is used as a pthread key to the thread's context
* a pthread key is a "pointer" to memory space that is/can be different
* (ie. private) for each thread. The key itself is shared among threads,
* so it only needs to be initialized once.
*/
static pthread_key_t _cothread_ctx_key = -1;
/* Disabling this define allows you to shut off a few checks in
* cothread_switch. This likely will speed things up fractionally */
......@@ -75,37 +80,49 @@ static pthread_key_t _cothread_key = -1;
cothread_context *
cothread_context_init (void)
{
/*
* initalize the whole of the cothreads context
*/
cothread_context *ctx = (cothread_context *) g_malloc (sizeof (cothread_context));
/* we consider the initiating process to be cothread 0 */
ctx->nthreads = 1;
ctx->ncothreads = 1;
ctx->current = 0;
ctx->data = g_hash_table_new (g_str_hash, g_str_equal);
GST_INFO (GST_CAT_COTHREADS, "initializing cothreads");
if (_cothread_key == (pthread_key_t)-1) {
if (pthread_key_create (&_cothread_key, NULL) != 0) {
/* initialize the cothread key (for pthread space) if not done yet */
if (_cothread_ctx_key == (pthread_key_t) -1) {
if (pthread_key_create (&_cothread_ctx_key, NULL) != 0) {
perror ("pthread_key_create");
return NULL;
}
}
pthread_setspecific (_cothread_key, ctx);
memset (ctx->threads, 0, sizeof (ctx->threads));
/* set this thread's context pointer */
pthread_setspecific (_cothread_ctx_key, ctx);
/* clear the cothread data */
ctx->threads[0] = (cothread_state *) g_malloc0 (sizeof (cothread_state));
ctx->threads[0]->ctx = ctx;
ctx->threads[0]->threadnum = 0;
ctx->threads[0]->func = NULL;
ctx->threads[0]->argc = 0;
ctx->threads[0]->argv = NULL;
ctx->threads[0]->priv = NULL;
ctx->threads[0]->flags = COTHREAD_STARTED;
ctx->threads[0]->sp = (void *) CURRENT_STACK_FRAME;
ctx->threads[0]->pc = 0;
memset (ctx->cothreads, 0, sizeof (ctx->cothreads));
GST_INFO (GST_CAT_COTHREADS, "0th thread is %p at sp:%p", ctx->threads[0], ctx->threads[0]->sp);
/*
* initialize the 0th cothread
*/
ctx->cothreads[0] = (cothread_state *) g_malloc0 (sizeof (cothread_state));
ctx->cothreads[0]->ctx = ctx;
ctx->cothreads[0]->cothreadnum = 0;
ctx->cothreads[0]->func = NULL;
ctx->cothreads[0]->argc = 0;
ctx->cothreads[0]->argv = NULL;
ctx->cothreads[0]->priv = NULL;
ctx->cothreads[0]->flags = COTHREAD_STARTED;
ctx->cothreads[0]->sp = (void *) CURRENT_STACK_FRAME;
ctx->cothreads[0]->pc = 0;
GST_INFO (GST_CAT_COTHREADS, "0th cothread is %p at sp:%p",
ctx->cothreads[0], ctx->cothreads[0]->sp);
return ctx;
}
......@@ -126,8 +143,8 @@ cothread_context_free (cothread_context *ctx)
GST_INFO (GST_CAT_COTHREADS, "free cothread context");
for (i = 0; i < COTHREAD_MAXTHREADS; i++) {
if (ctx->threads[i]) {
cothread_destroy (ctx->threads[i]);
if (ctx->cothreads[i]) {
cothread_destroy (ctx->cothreads[i]);
}
}
g_hash_table_destroy (ctx->data);
......@@ -145,7 +162,7 @@ cothread_context_free (cothread_context *ctx)
cothread_state*
cothread_create (cothread_context *ctx)
{
cothread_state *thread;
cothread_state *cothread;
void *sp;
void *mmaped = 0;
guchar *stack_end;
......@@ -153,41 +170,44 @@ cothread_create (cothread_context *ctx)
g_return_val_if_fail (ctx != NULL, NULL);
if (ctx->nthreads == COTHREAD_MAXTHREADS) {
if (ctx->ncothreads == COTHREAD_MAXTHREADS) {
/* this is pretty fatal */
g_warning ("cothread_create: attempt to create > COTHREAD_MAXTHREADS\n");
return NULL;
}
/* find a free spot in the stack, note slot 0 has the main thread */
for (slot = 1; slot < ctx->nthreads; slot++) {
if (ctx->threads[slot] == NULL)
for (slot = 1; slot < ctx->ncothreads; slot++) {
if (ctx->cothreads[slot] == NULL)
break;
else if (ctx->threads[slot]->flags & COTHREAD_DESTROYED &&
else if (ctx->cothreads[slot]->flags & COTHREAD_DESTROYED &&
slot != ctx->current) {
cothread_destroy (ctx->threads[slot]);
cothread_destroy (ctx->cothreads[slot]);
break;
}
}
GST_DEBUG(GST_CAT_COTHREADS, "Found free cothread slot %d", slot);
GST_DEBUG (GST_CAT_COTHREADS, "Found free cothread slot %d", slot);
sp = CURRENT_STACK_FRAME;
/* FIXME this may not be 64bit clean
* could use casts to uintptr_t from inttypes.h
* if only all platforms had inttypes.h
*/
/* FIXME: a little explanation on what this REALLY means would be nice ;) */
stack_end = (guchar *) ((gulong) sp & ~(STACK_SIZE - 1));
thread = (cothread_state *) (stack_end + ((slot - 1) * COTHREAD_STACKSIZE));
/* cothread stack space of the thread is mapped in reverse, with cothread 0
* stack space at the top */
cothread = (cothread_state *) (stack_end + ((slot - 1) * COTHREAD_STACKSIZE));
GST_DEBUG (GST_CAT_COTHREADS,
"mmap cothread slot stack from %p to %p (size 0x%lx)",
thread, thread + COTHREAD_STACKSIZE,
cothread, cothread + COTHREAD_STACKSIZE,
(long) COTHREAD_STACKSIZE);
GST_DEBUG (GST_CAT_COTHREADS, "going into mmap");
/* the mmap is used to reserve part of the stack
* ie. we state explicitly that we are going to use it */
mmaped = mmap ((void *) thread, COTHREAD_STACKSIZE,
mmaped = mmap ((void *) cothread, COTHREAD_STACKSIZE,
PROT_READ | PROT_WRITE | PROT_EXEC,
MAP_FIXED | MAP_PRIVATE | MAP_ANONYMOUS, -1, 0);
GST_DEBUG (GST_CAT_COTHREADS, "coming out of mmap");
......@@ -195,70 +215,74 @@ cothread_create (cothread_context *ctx)
perror ("mmap'ing cothread stack space");
return NULL;
}
if (mmaped != thread) {
g_warning ("could not mmap requested memory");
if (mmaped != cothread) {
g_warning ("could not mmap requested memory for cothread");
return NULL;
}
thread->magic_number = COTHREAD_MAGIC_NUMBER;
cothread->magic_number = COTHREAD_MAGIC_NUMBER;
GST_DEBUG (GST_CAT_COTHREADS, "create cothread %d with magic number 0x%x",
slot, thread->magic_number);
thread->ctx = ctx;
thread->threadnum = slot;
thread->flags = 0;
thread->priv = NULL;
thread->sp = ((guchar *) thread + COTHREAD_STACKSIZE);
thread->top_sp = thread->sp; /* for debugging purposes to detect stack overruns */
slot, cothread->magic_number);
cothread->ctx = ctx;
cothread->cothreadnum = slot;
cothread->flags = 0;
cothread->priv = NULL;
cothread->sp = ((guchar *) cothread + COTHREAD_STACKSIZE);
cothread->top_sp = cothread->sp; /* for debugging purposes
to detect stack overruns */
GST_INFO (GST_CAT_COTHREADS,
"created cothread #%d in slot %d: %p at sp:%p",
ctx->nthreads, slot, thread, thread->sp);
ctx->ncothreads, slot, cothread, cothread->sp);
ctx->threads[slot] = thread;
ctx->nthreads++;
ctx->cothreads[slot] = cothread;
ctx->ncothreads++;
return thread;
return cothread;
}
/**
* cothread_free:
* @thread: the cothread state
* @cothread: the cothread state
*
* Free the given cothread state
*/
void
cothread_free (cothread_state *thread)
cothread_free (cothread_state *cothread)
{
g_return_if_fail (thread != NULL);
g_return_if_fail (cothread != NULL);
GST_INFO (GST_CAT_COTHREADS, "flag cothread %d for destruction", thread->threadnum);
GST_INFO (GST_CAT_COTHREADS, "flag cothread %d for destruction",
cothread->cothreadnum);
/* we simply flag the cothread for destruction here */
thread->flags |= COTHREAD_DESTROYED;
cothread->flags |= COTHREAD_DESTROYED;
}
static void
cothread_destroy (cothread_state *thread)
cothread_destroy (cothread_state *cothread)
{
cothread_context *ctx;
gint threadnum;
gint cothreadnum;
g_return_if_fail (thread != NULL);
g_return_if_fail (cothread != NULL);
threadnum = thread->threadnum;
ctx = thread->ctx;
cothreadnum = cothread->cothreadnum;
ctx = cothread->ctx;
GST_INFO (GST_CAT_COTHREADS, "destroy cothread %d %p %d", threadnum, thread, ctx->current);
GST_INFO (GST_CAT_COTHREADS, "destroy cothread %d %p %d",
cothreadnum, cothread, ctx->current);
/* we have to unlock here because we might be switched out with the lock held */
cothread_unlock (thread);
/* we have to unlock here because we might be switched out
* with the lock held */
cothread_unlock (cothread);
if (threadnum == 0)
if (cothreadnum == 0)
{
GST_INFO (GST_CAT_COTHREADS,
"trying to destroy cothread 0 with %d cothreads left",
ctx->nthreads);
if (ctx->nthreads > 1)
ctx->ncothreads);
if (ctx->ncothreads > 1)
{
/* we're trying to destroy cothread 0 when there are still cothreads
* active, so kill those first */
......@@ -266,17 +290,17 @@ cothread_destroy (cothread_state *thread)
for (i = 1; i < COTHREAD_MAXTHREADS; ++i)
{
if (ctx->threads[i] != NULL)
if (ctx->cothreads[i] != NULL)
{
cothread_destroy (ctx->threads[i]);
cothread_destroy (ctx->cothreads[i]);
GST_INFO (GST_CAT_COTHREADS,
"destroyed cothread %d, %d cothreads left\n",
i, ctx->nthreads);
i, ctx->ncothreads);
}
}
}
g_assert (ctx->nthreads == 1);
g_free (thread);
g_assert (ctx->ncothreads == 1);
g_free (cothread);
}
else {
/* int res;
......@@ -285,14 +309,14 @@ cothread_destroy (cothread_state *thread)
/* doing cleanups of the cothread create */
GST_DEBUG (GST_CAT_COTHREADS, "destroy cothread %d with magic number 0x%x",
threadnum, thread->magic_number);
g_assert (thread->magic_number == COTHREAD_MAGIC_NUMBER);
cothreadnum, cothread->magic_number);
g_assert (cothread->magic_number == COTHREAD_MAGIC_NUMBER);
g_assert (thread->priv == NULL);
g_assert (cothread->priv == NULL);
GST_DEBUG (GST_CAT_COTHREADS,
"munmap cothread slot stack from %p to %p (size 0x%lx)",
thread, thread + COTHREAD_STACKSIZE,
cothread, cothread + COTHREAD_STACKSIZE,
(long) COTHREAD_STACKSIZE);
/* res = munmap (thread, COTHREAD_STACKSIZE);
* Commented out waiting for resolution for cothread issue */
......@@ -302,18 +326,19 @@ cothread_destroy (cothread_state *thread)
{
case EINVAL:
g_warning ("munmap doesn't like start %p or length %d\n",
thread, COTHREAD_STACKSIZE);
cothread, COTHREAD_STACKSIZE);
break;
default:
g_warning ("Thomas was too lazy to check for all errors, so I can't tell you what is wrong.\n");
g_warning ("Thomas was too lazy to check for all errors, "
"so I can't tell you what is wrong.\n");
break;
}
}
}
GST_DEBUG (GST_CAT_COTHREADS, "munmap done\n");
ctx->threads[threadnum] = NULL;
ctx->nthreads--;
ctx->cothreads[cothreadnum] = NULL;
ctx->ncothreads--;
}
/**
......@@ -350,17 +375,18 @@ cothread_stop (cothread_state * thread)
/**
* cothread_main:
* @ctx: cothread context to find main thread of
* @ctx: cothread context to find main cothread of.
*
* Get the main thread.
* Gets the main thread.
*
* Returns: the #cothread_state of the main (0th) thread
* Returns: the #cothread_state of the main (0th) cothread.
*/
cothread_state *
cothread_main (cothread_context * ctx)
{
GST_DEBUG (GST_CAT_COTHREADS, "returning %p, the 0th cothread", ctx->threads[0]);
return ctx->threads[0];
GST_DEBUG (GST_CAT_COTHREADS, "returning %p, the 0th cothread",
ctx->cothreads[0]);
return ctx->cothreads[0];
}
/**
......@@ -373,9 +399,9 @@ cothread_main (cothread_context * ctx)
cothread_state *
cothread_current_main (void)
{
cothread_context *ctx = pthread_getspecific (_cothread_key);
cothread_context *ctx = pthread_getspecific (_cothread_ctx_key);
return ctx->threads[0];
return ctx->cothreads[0];
}
/**
......@@ -388,16 +414,16 @@ cothread_current_main (void)
cothread_state *
cothread_current (void)
{
cothread_context *ctx = pthread_getspecific (_cothread_key);
cothread_context *ctx = pthread_getspecific (_cothread_ctx_key);
return ctx->threads[ctx->current];
return ctx->cothreads[ctx->current];
}
static void
cothread_stub (void)
{
cothread_context *ctx = pthread_getspecific (_cothread_key);
register cothread_state *thread = ctx->threads[ctx->current];
cothread_context *ctx = pthread_getspecific (_cothread_ctx_key);
register cothread_state *thread = ctx->cothreads[ctx->current];
GST_DEBUG_ENTER ("");
......@@ -422,7 +448,7 @@ int cothread_getcurrent (void) __attribute__ ((no_instrument_function));
int
cothread_getcurrent (void)
{
cothread_context *ctx = pthread_getspecific (_cothread_key);
cothread_context *ctx = pthread_getspecific (_cothread_ctx_key);
if (!ctx)
return -1;
......@@ -453,7 +479,7 @@ cothread_set_private (cothread_state *thread, gpointer data)
void
cothread_context_set_data (cothread_state *thread, gchar *key, gpointer data)
{
cothread_context *ctx = pthread_getspecific (_cothread_key);
cothread_context *ctx = pthread_getspecific (_cothread_ctx_key);
g_hash_table_insert (ctx->data, key, data);
}
......@@ -484,7 +510,7 @@ cothread_get_private (cothread_state *thread)
gpointer
cothread_context_get_data (cothread_state * thread, gchar * key)
{
cothread_context *ctx = pthread_getspecific (_cothread_key);
cothread_context *ctx = pthread_getspecific (_cothread_ctx_key);
return g_hash_table_lookup (ctx->data, key);
}
......@@ -499,7 +525,13 @@ cothread_context_get_data (cothread_state * thread, gchar * key)
gboolean
cothread_stackquery (void **stack, glong* stacksize)
{
/* wingo says: use posix_memalign to allocate a 2M-aligned, 2M stack */
/* use either
* - posix_memalign to allocate a 2M-aligned, 2M stack
* or
* - valloc
*
* memory allocated by either of these two can be freed using free ()
* FIXME: define how the stack grows */
#ifdef HAVE_POSIX_MEMALIGN
int retval = posix_memalign (stack, STACK_SIZE, STACK_SIZE);
......@@ -516,7 +548,7 @@ cothread_stackquery (void **stack, glong* stacksize)
return FALSE;
}
GST_DEBUG (GST_CAT_THREAD, "have posix_memalign at %p of size %d",
(void *) *stack, STACK_SIZE);
(void *) *stack, STACK_SIZE);
#else
if ((*stack = valloc (STACK_SIZE)) != 0)
{
......@@ -524,7 +556,7 @@ cothread_stackquery (void **stack, glong* stacksize)
return FALSE;
}
GST_DEBUG (GST_CAT_THREAD, "have valloc at %p of size %d",
(void *) *stack, STACK_SIZE);
(void *) *stack, STACK_SIZE);
#endif
GST_DEBUG (GST_CAT_COTHREADS,
......@@ -557,7 +589,7 @@ cothread_switch (cothread_state * thread)
goto nocontext;
#endif
current = ctx->threads[ctx->current];
current = ctx->cothreads[ctx->current];
#ifdef COTHREAD_PARANOID
if (current == NULL)
goto nocurrent;
......@@ -569,8 +601,8 @@ cothread_switch (cothread_state * thread)
/* find the number of the thread to switch to */
GST_INFO (GST_CAT_COTHREAD_SWITCH,
"switching from cothread #%d to cothread #%d",
ctx->current, thread->threadnum);
ctx->current = thread->threadnum;
ctx->current, thread->cothreadnum);
ctx->current = thread->cothreadnum;
/* save the current stack pointer, frame pointer, and pc */
#ifdef GST_ARCH_PRESETJMP
......@@ -579,14 +611,14 @@ cothread_switch (cothread_state * thread)
enter = setjmp (current->jmp);
if (enter != 0) {
GST_DEBUG (GST_CAT_COTHREADS,
"enter thread #%d %d %p<->%p (%d) %p",
current->threadnum, enter, current->sp, current->top_sp,
"enter cothread #%d %d %p<->%p (%d) %p",
current->cothreadnum, enter, current->sp, current->top_sp,
(char*) current->top_sp - (char*) current->sp, current->jmp);
return;
}
GST_DEBUG (GST_CAT_COTHREADS, "exit thread #%d %d %p<->%p (%d) %p",
current->threadnum, enter, current->sp, current->top_sp,
(char*) current->top_sp - (char*) current->sp, current->jmp);
GST_DEBUG (GST_CAT_COTHREADS, "exit cothread #%d %d %p<->%p (%d) %p",
current->cothreadnum, enter, current->sp, current->top_sp,
(char *) current->top_sp - (char *) current->sp, current->jmp);
enter = 1;
if (current->flags & COTHREAD_DESTROYED) {
......
......@@ -26,6 +26,7 @@
#include <glib.h>
#include <setjmp.h>
/* this bit is lifted out of glibc */
#ifndef CURRENT_STACK_FRAME
#define CURRENT_STACK_FRAME ({ char __csf; &__csf; })
#endif /* CURRENT_STACK_FRAME */
......@@ -40,7 +41,7 @@ typedef int (*cothread_func) (int argc,char **argv);
struct _cothread_state {
cothread_context *ctx;
int threadnum;
int cothreadnum;
gpointer priv;
cothread_func func;
......
......@@ -96,11 +96,11 @@ gst_scheduler_setup (GstScheduler *sched)
/**
* gst_scheduler_get_preferred_stack:
* @sched: the scheduler
* @stack: a pointer to the location of the preferred stack
* @size: a pointer to the size of the preferred stack
* @sched: a #GstScheduler to query.
* @stack: the pointer to store the location of the preferred stack in.
* @size: the pointer to store the size of the preferred stack in.
*
* Get the preferred stack location and size of this scheduler.
* Gets the preferred stack location and size of this scheduler.
*
* Returns: TRUE if the scheduler suggested a preferred stacksize and location.
*/
......@@ -117,9 +117,9 @@ gst_scheduler_get_preferred_stack (GstScheduler *sched, gpointer *stack, gulong
/**
* gst_scheduler_reset:
* @sched: the scheduler
* @sched: a #GstScheduler to reset.
*
* Reset the scheduler
* Reset the schedulers.
*/
void
gst_scheduler_reset (GstScheduler *sched)
......
......@@ -181,6 +181,7 @@ gst_thread_init (GstThread *thread)
thread->thread_id = (pthread_t) -1;
thread->sched_policy = SCHED_OTHER;
thread->priority = 0;
thread->stack = NULL;
}
static void
......@@ -261,17 +262,24 @@ gst_thread_new (const gchar *name)
return gst_element_factory_make ("thread", name);
}
/* these two macros are used for debug/info from the state_change function */
#define THR_INFO(format,args...) \
GST_INFO_ELEMENT(GST_CAT_THREAD, thread, "sync(" GST_DEBUG_THREAD_FORMAT "): " format , \
GST_DEBUG_THREAD_ARGS(thread->pid) , ## args )
#define THR_DEBUG(format,args...) \
GST_DEBUG_ELEMENT(GST_CAT_THREAD, thread, "sync(" GST_DEBUG_THREAD_FORMAT "): " format , \
GST_DEBUG_THREAD_ARGS(thread->pid) , ## args )
/* these two macros are used for debug/info from the gst_thread_main_loop
* function
*/
#define THR_INFO_MAIN(format,args...) \
GST_INFO_ELEMENT(GST_CAT_THREAD, thread, "sync-main(" GST_DEBUG_THREAD_FORMAT "): " format , \
GST_DEBUG_THREAD_ARGS(thread->ppid) , ## args )
#define THR_DEBUG_MAIN(format,args...) \
GST_DEBUG_ELEMENT(GST_CAT_THREAD, thread, "sync-main(" GST_DEBUG_THREAD_FORMAT "): " format , \
GST_DEBUG_THREAD_ARGS(thread->ppid) , ## args )
......@@ -279,13 +287,17 @@ gst_thread_new (const gchar *name)
static GstElementStateReturn
gst_thread_update_state (GstThread *thread)
{
GST_DEBUG_ELEMENT (GST_CAT_THREAD, thread, "updating state of thread");
/* check for state change */
if (GST_STATE_PENDING(thread) != GST_STATE_VOID_PENDING) {
if (GST_STATE_PENDING (thread) != GST_STATE_VOID_PENDING) {
/* punt and change state on all the children */
if (GST_ELEMENT_CLASS (parent_class)->change_state)
return GST_ELEMENT_CLASS (parent_class)->change_state (GST_ELEMENT(thread));
return GST_ELEMENT_CLASS (parent_class)->change_state (GST_ELEMENT (thread));
}
/* FIXME: in the case of no change_state function in the parent's class,
* shouldn't we actually change the thread's state ? */
g_warning ("thread's parent doesn't have change_state, returning success");
return GST_STATE_SUCCESS;
}
......@@ -324,15 +336,36 @@ gst_thread_change_state (GstElement * element)
THR_DEBUG ("creating thread \"%s\"", GST_ELEMENT_NAME (element));
/* this bit of code handles creation of pthreads
* this is therefor tricky code
* compare it with the block of code that handles the destruction
* in GST_STATE_READY_TO_NULL below
*/
g_mutex_lock (thread->lock);
/* create attribute struct for pthread
* and assign stack pointer and size to it
*
* the default state of a pthread is PTHREAD_CREATE_JOINABLE
* (see man pthread_attr_init)
* - other thread can sync on termination
* - thread resources are kept allocated until other thread performs
* pthread_join
*/
if (pthread_attr_init (&thread->attr) != 0)
g_warning ("pthread_attr_init returned an error !");
/* this function should return a newly allocated stack
* (using whatever method)
* which we can initiate the pthreads with
* the stack should be freed in
*/
if (gst_scheduler_get_preferred_stack (GST_ELEMENT_SCHED (element),
&thread->stack, &stacksize)) {
#ifdef HAVE_PTHREAD_ATTR_SETSTACK
if (pthread_attr_setstack (&thread->attr, thread->stack, stacksize) != 0) {
if (pthread_attr_setstack (&thread->attr,
thread->stack, stacksize) != 0) {
g_warning ("pthread_attr_setstack failed\n");
return GST_STATE_FAILURE;
}
......@@ -349,16 +382,24 @@ gst_thread_change_state (GstElement * element)
GST_DEBUG (GST_CAT_THREAD, "pthread attr set stack at %p of size %ld",
thread->stack, stacksize);
}
else {
g_warning ("scheduler did not return a preferred stack");
}
/* create the thread */
THR_DEBUG ("going to pthread_create...");
if (pthread_create (&thread->thread_id, &thread->attr, gst_thread_main_loop, thread) != 0) {
THR_DEBUG ("pthread create failed");
/* create a new pthread
* use the specified attributes
* make it execute gst_thread_main_loop (thread)
*/
GST_DEBUG (GST_CAT_THREAD, "going to pthread_create...");
if (pthread_create (&thread->thread_id, &thread->attr,