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Bug 777977 - validate: tests should call gst_validate_deinit()
validate: tests should call gst_validate_deinit()
Product: GStreamer
Classification: Platform
Component: gst-devtools
Other Linux
: Normal normal
: 1.11.2
Assigned To: GStreamer Maintainers
GStreamer Maintainers
Depends on:
Reported: 2017-01-31 10:37 UTC by Guillaume Desmottes
Modified: 2017-01-31 13:45 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: ---

Description Guillaume Desmottes 2017-01-31 10:37:24 UTC
Tests like validate/monitoring are leaking the registry because gst_validate_deinit() is not called.

0:00:00.095931145 23714      0x1f822d0 TRACE             GST_TRACER :0:: object-alive, type-name=(string)GstRegistry, address=(gpointer)0x1e3b6a0, description=(string)<registry1>, ref-count=(uint)1, trace=(string)gst_debug_get_stack_trace (gstinfo.c:2782)
handle_object_created (gstleaks.c:322)
object_created_cb (gstleaks.c:352)
gst_object_constructed (gstobject.c:141)
g_object_new_internal (/usr/lib64/
g_object_newv (/usr/lib64/
gst_validate_registry_get (validate.c:75)
gst_validate_init_plugins (validate.c:192)
gst_validate_init (validate.c:279)
gst_validate_runner_constructor (gst-validate-runner.c:349)
g_object_new_internal (/usr/lib64/
g_object_newv (/usr/lib64/
g_object_new (/usr/lib64/
gst_validate_runner_new (gst-validate-runner.c:475)
monitors_cleanup (monitoring.c:77)
tcase_run_tfun_fork (check_run.c:465)
srunner_iterate_tcase_tfuns (check_run.c:237)
srunner_run_tcase (check_run.c:377)
srunner_iterate_suites (check_run.c:205)
srunner_run_tagged (check_run.c:744)
srunner_run (check_run.c:758)
srunner_run_all (check_run.c:696)
gst_check_run_suite (gstcheck.c:1057)
main (monitoring.c:108)

The easy fix is to register it using atexit() as gst_check_init() is doing for gst_deinit().
Comment 1 Guillaume Desmottes 2017-01-31 10:38:23 UTC
Comment 2 Thibault Saunier 2017-01-31 13:32:25 UTC
Author: Guillaume Desmottes <>
Date:   Tue Jan 31 11:35:30 2017 +0100

validate: tests: call gst_validate_deinit()

gst_validate_deinit() needs to be called when the test is done to remove
false positives when using the leaks tracer.

Differential Revision: