Pardon my obtrusive invitation to what may be an "over it" MSP forum topic, but I can't seem to find any internet article that explains what exactly is going on when the Max window politely asks "freeing zero signal?" Unfortunately a thorough answer from many years ago has been freed by its former host, but there is some vestige of that knowledge still floating around in the virtual air molecules of this forum, and they always whisper the name "Emmanuel Jourdan..."
So, what in the world does "freeing zero signal?" mean? Layman's terms will do, but if anyone does feel so inclined to elaborate further than an answer such as "You probably have some DSP object which is doing something not really good…" it would be gratefully welcomed. Or, perhaps someone could point me in a direction where I could find the answers I seek for myself.
A little context:
I have created an abstraction comprised of many, many [cycle~] objects (I am creating noise), in the process I have created a few abstractions that are within the final abstraction, the final one being the one that causes the max window to gently ask me the question in question. I have created these abstractions with nothing but the vanilla Max 6.1.8 library (I noticed that this seems to be the first inquiry when attempting to get to the bottom of why in the world Max could be asking "freeing zero signal?"). Perhaps my abstractions are causing some kind of discomfort to the DSP? I find it odd, because the audio signal, the DSP, and the CPU have no trouble before or after Max asks the question, and Max has yet to crash during these circumstances.
Thank you for your time,