pool count isn't zero

    Jun 30 2014 | 12:54 pm
    Recently I have been getting variations on this error message, followed within 5-15 minutes by a violent crash:
    "our pool count isn't zero (7), must be calling from the wrong thread...living dangerously"
    What thread are we talking about? Working on a large patch on a single-core machine I am using a couple of poly~ objects but without the parallel processing option set.
    It may obviously be my code though I am not that certain what it can be. And re-installing max did not solve the issue. But before I pick the code apart to identify the culprit I wanted to hear the opinion of the forum. There are two forum topics that give mention to pool count, but none pertaining this issue.
    I am on a MacBook Pro 2,3 GHz Intel Core i7, OSX 10.9.3, max 6.1.7
    Thanks! Lars

    • Jul 02 2014 | 7:08 pm
      Seems that I am the only one to have suffered this problem?
    • Mar 03 2015 | 4:24 pm
      Having the same error. It crashes quite quickly. My patch is quite simple. Using Freenect... maybe there is the problem?
      Any idea?
    • Mar 03 2015 | 4:41 pm
      No idea on my side. Though I am not getting this particuar message any longer I am still getting the occasional full freeze, unfortunately.
    • Nov 01 2015 | 5:29 pm
      Hi there, I'm bumping this question: would anybody know more about the reason this message is printed to the Max Window? I get, for instance (on Mac): "our pool count isn’t zero (7), must be calling from the wrong thread…living dangerously" "our pool count isn’t zero (-5), must be calling from the wrong thread…living dangerously" Indeed, dangerous: a Max crash is coming. Thanks.
    • Jul 20 2018 | 6:42 am
      Same question
    • Sep 20 2019 | 6:48 pm
      Same problem here.
    • Oct 12 2020 | 8:29 am
      I have the same problem, not idea what is going on yet??
    • Jan 11 2021 | 7:45 pm
      Same problem here... :-/
    • Jan 17 2021 | 10:57 pm
      Hey there, had somebody some info? I'm becoming crazy with this problem... -_-
    • Jan 19 2021 | 3:42 pm
      we have no way of offering help without seeing a patch that reproduces the issue. My recommendation is to send directly to support with all system info and applications settings