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pool count isn't zero

June 30, 2014 | 5:54 am


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


July 2, 2014 | 12:08 pm

Seems that I am the only one to have suffered this problem?


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