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Re: Crashes on close

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:03 pm

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Re: Crashes on close

Permanent link to this post Posted by waxcylinder » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:08 am

I cannot reproduce this on 2.2.2 or on 2.3.0 alpha (I am a QAer not a dev so I don't use debug builds)

Testing on W10 laptop

Steps

1) set prefs to faster aliased import (not copy in)
2) Imort WAV file
3) Edit bit - amplify
4) Export WAV to new file name
5) top right "X" to close Audacity
6) choose "don't save"
=> Audacity closes cleanly with no crash

repeat many times => no crash

In the course of normal QA testing I user that upper right "X" with"don't save" an awful lot - and I have never experienced such a crash

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Re: Crashes on close

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:11 am

waxcylinder wrote:3) Edit bit - amplify

If you process the entire track, then the project will no longer be using alias files, which seem to be a requirement to reproduce the crash. I suspect a race condition, between cleaning up the "OD Import" and shutting down. If the importer has finished before Audacity shuts it down, then it shuts down cleanly, but if the importer is still working, then it crashes.

These steps reproduce the crash for me, about 1 time in 5:
1) set prefs to faster aliased import (not copy in)
2) Import a 5 minute WAV file
3) top right "X" to close Audacity
4) choose "don't save"
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Re: Crashes on close

Permanent link to this post Posted by waxcylinder » Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:14 pm

steve wrote:
waxcylinder wrote:3) Edit bit - amplify

If you process the entire track, then the project will no longer be using alias files, which seem to be a requirement to reproduce the crash. I suspect a race condition, between cleaning up the "OD Import" and shutting down. If the importer has finished before Audacity shuts it down, then it shuts down cleanly, but if the importer is still working, then it crashes.

These steps reproduce the crash for me, about 1 time in 5:
1) set prefs to faster aliased import (not copy in)
2) Import a 5 minute WAV file
3) top right "X" to close Audacity
4) choose "don't save"

Yes about 1 in 5 to 1 in 7 for me too if all I do is import and then close

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