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Access violation from nstbi_load_from_memory

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Access violation from nstbi_load_from_memory
« on: August 07, 2022, 02:52:59 »

I am encountering an exception access violation when loading image resources with org.lwjgl.stb.STBImage.stbi_load_from_memory.  I have copied ioResourceToByteBuffer from lwjgl3-demos/src/org/lwjgl/demo/util/IOUtils.java into my project and am using it as the ByteBuffer input for stbi_load_from_memory. I have attached the crash report.

As far as I can tell, I am using ioResourceToByteBuffer in the same way as demonstrated in the lwjgl3 demos, but I am calling it from multiple threads. There does not seem to be a pattern to when the crash occurs. Are there any synchronization issues or limitations for ioResourceToByteBuffer or stbi_load_from_memory?

Re: Access violation from nstbi_load_from_memory
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2022, 02:54:21 »
I was not able to attach the crash report (maybe because of size). Here is the first portion:

# A fatal error has been detected by the Java Runtime Environment:
#  EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION (0xc0000005) at pc=0x00007ffb47a560cc, pid=7056, tid=10020
# JRE version: Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (16.0.1+9) (build 16.0.1+9-24)
# Java VM: Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (16.0.1+9-24, mixed mode, sharing, tiered, compressed oops, compressed class ptrs, g1 gc, windows-amd64)
# Problematic frame:
# C  [lwjgl_stb.dll+0x60cc]
# No core dump will be written. Minidumps are not enabled by default on client versions of Windows
# If you would like to submit a bug report, please visit:
#   https://bugreport.java.com/bugreport/crash.jsp
# The crash happened outside the Java Virtual Machine in native code.
# See problematic frame for where to report the bug.

---------------  S U M M A R Y ------------

Command Line: -Dfile.encoding=Cp1252 -XX:+ShowCodeDetailsInExceptionMessages game.Game

Host: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8750H CPU @ 2.20GHz, 12 cores, 31G,  Windows 10 , 64 bit Build 19041 (10.0.19041.1806)
Time: Sat Aug  6 21:29:38 2022 Central Daylight Time elapsed time: 321.448003 seconds (0d 0h 5m 21s)

---------------  T H R E A D  ---------------

Current thread (0x000001ee1e5f7900):  JavaThread "Thread-3280" [_thread_in_native, id=10020, stack(0x000000a711c00000,0x000000a711d00000)]

Stack: [0x000000a711c00000,0x000000a711d00000],  sp=0x000000a711cfdc20,  free space=1015k
Native frames: (J=compiled Java code, j=interpreted, Vv=VM code, C=native code)
C  [lwjgl_stb.dll+0x60cc]

Java frames: (J=compiled Java code, j=interpreted, Vv=VM code)
J 1673  org.lwjgl.stb.STBImage.nstbi_load_from_memory(JIJJJI)J (0 bytes) @ 0x000001eda4ede58b [0x000001eda4ede520+0x000000000000006b]
J 2976 c2 org.lwjgl.stb.STBImage.stbi_load_from_memory(Ljava/nio/ByteBuffer;Ljava/nio/IntBuffer;Ljava/nio/IntBuffer;Ljava/nio/IntBuffer;I)Ljava/nio/ByteBuffer; (90 bytes) @ 0x000001eda503523c [0x000001eda5035160+0x00000000000000dc]
J 2222 c1 utilities.ResourceReader.readImageRGBA()V (199 bytes) @ 0x000001ed9dc99354 [0x000001ed9dc98b60+0x00000000000007f4]
J 1714 c1 utilities.ResourceReader.run()V (40 bytes) @ 0x000001ed9dbc67ec [0x000001ed9dbc66e0+0x000000000000010c]
v  ~StubRoutines::call_stub

siginfo: EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION (0xc0000005), reading address 0x000001ee100385c9

Re: Access violation from nstbi_load_from_memory
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2022, 03:00:25 »
My usage looks something like this:

   public void run() {
      switch(resourceType) {

   private void readImageRGBA() {
      RGBAResource[] resources = new RGBAResource[resourcePaths.length];
      for(int i = 0; i < resourcePaths.length; i++) {         
         try(MemoryStack stack = MemoryStack.stackPush()) {
               IntBuffer pWidth = stack.mallocInt(1);
               IntBuffer pHeight = stack.mallocInt(1);
               IntBuffer pChannels = stack.mallocInt(1);
               ByteBuffer imageRGBA = stbi_load_from_memory(ioResourceToByteBuffer(resourcePaths, RESOURCE_TO_BYTE_BUFFER_DEFAULT_SIZE),
            resources = new RGBAResource(pHeight.get(0), pWidth.get(0), imageRGBA);
         } catch (Exception e) {
      requester.requestedImageRGBACallback(resourceId, resources);

Where these methods' class extends Thread.

Re: Access violation from nstbi_load_from_memory
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2022, 01:38:12 »
I can use stbi_load_from_memory from a single thread, but my load times are 2-3 times longer.  Alternatively, stbi_load can be called from multiple threads without issue.