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How to end a Thead properly?; Crash on destroying thread (access violation)

Hello there,

I am working on a multithreaded plugin, and it works, but keeps crashing when I try to end a thread.

This is the error I get: Access violation - code c0000005 (first/second chance not available)

 UE4Editor_CoverGeneration!UE4Function_Private::TFunctionRefCaller<<lambda_2a64e326e72d1a19660cfad29154444e>,void __cdecl(void)>::Call() [c:\program files\epic games\ue_4.15\engine\source\runtime\core\public\templates\function.h:244]
 UE4Editor_Core!TGraphTask<FAsyncGraphTask>::ExecuteTask() [d:\build\++ue4+release-4.15+compile\sync\engine\source\runtime\core\public\async\taskgraphinterfaces.h:883]
 UE4Editor_Core!FNamedTaskThread::ProcessTasksNamedThread() [d:\build\++ue4+release-4.15+compile\sync\engine\source\runtime\core\private\async\taskgraph.cpp:954]
 UE4Editor_Core!FNamedTaskThread::ProcessTasksUntilIdle() [d:\build\++ue4+release-4.15+compile\sync\engine\source\runtime\core\private\async\taskgraph.cpp:716]
 UE4Editor_Engine!FFrameEndSync::Sync() [d:\build\++ue4+release-4.15+compile\sync\engine\source\runtime\engine\private\unrealengine.cpp:8430]
 UE4Editor!FEngineLoop::Tick() [d:\build\++ue4+release-4.15+compile\sync\engine\source\runtime\launch\private\launchengineloop.cpp:3151]
 UE4Editor!GuardedMain() [d:\build\++ue4+release-4.15+compile\sync\engine\source\runtime\launch\private\launch.cpp:166]
 UE4Editor!GuardedMainWrapper() [d:\build\++ue4+release-4.15+compile\sync\engine\source\runtime\launch\private\windows\launchwindows.cpp:134]
 UE4Editor!WinMain() [d:\build\++ue4+release-4.15+compile\sync\engine\source\runtime\launch\private\windows\launchwindows.cpp:210]
 UE4Editor!__scrt_common_main_seh() [f:\dd\vctools\crt\vcstartup\src\startup\exe_common.inl:264]

I have done some searching, and it seems that access violation occurs when accessing a pointer that points to nothing. But I cannot find a pointer that doesn't have a checker surrounding it. I also see my RAM ussage skyrocket right before the crash.

This is the last bit of log I get:

   [2017.05.07-20.13.03:589][353]LogTemp:Warning: ThreadManagerThread: Entered infinte loop
     [2017.05.07-20.13.03:593][353]LogTemp:Warning: ACoverAI_BasicGameMode destructor
     [2017.05.07-20.13.03:593][353]LogTemp:Warning: ThreadManagerThread: Shutdown
     [2017.05.07-20.13.03:593][353]LogTemp:Warning: Runnable == true
     [2017.05.07-20.13.03:593][353]LogTemp:Warning: ThreadManagerThread: Cast to ACoverAI_BasicGameMode
     [2017.05.07-20.13.03:594][353]LogTemp:Warning: ThreadManagerThread: Ensure completion
     [2017.05.07-20.13.03:594][353]LogTemp:Warning: ThreadManagerThread: Entered infinte loop
     [2017.05.07-20.13.03:594][353]LogTemp:Warning: ThreadManagerThread: Cast to ACoverAI_BasicGameMode
     [2017.05.07-20.13.03:594][353]LogTemp:Warning: ThreadManagerThread: Entered infinte loop
     [2017.05.07-20.13.03:594][353]LogTemp:Warning: ThreadManagerThread: Stop
     [2017.05.07-20.13.03:595][353]LogTemp:Warning: ThreadManagerThread: Cast to ACoverAI_BasicGameMode
     [2017.05.07-20.13.03:595][353]LogTemp:Warning: ThreadManagerThread: Exit
     [2017.05.07-20.13.03:595][353]LogTemp:Warning: ThreadManagerThread Destructor
     [2017.05.07-20.13.03:595][353]LogTemp:Warning: ThreadManagerThread: Stop

The only weird thing I see is that Stop is called twice.

And here is my code for shut down in the threadclass.cpp:

     UE_LOG(LogTemp, Warning, TEXT("ThreadManagerThread Destructor"));
     if (Thread)
         delete Thread;
         Thread = NULL;
 ThreadManagerThread* ThreadManagerThread::JoyInit()
     Runnable = NULL;
     UE_LOG(LogTemp, Warning, TEXT("ThreadMangerThread: JoyInit"));
     //Create new instance of thread if it does not exist
     //        and the platform supports multi threading!
     if (!Runnable && FPlatformProcess::SupportsMultithreading())
         Runnable = new ThreadManagerThread();
     return Runnable;
 //Make sure thread starts correctly
 bool ThreadManagerThread::Init()
     UE_LOG(LogTemp, Warning, TEXT("ThreadMangerThread: Init"));
     return true;
 void ThreadManagerThread::Stop()
     UE_LOG(LogTemp, Warning, TEXT("ThreadManagerThread: Stop"));
 //Called after Run() returned a value
 void ThreadManagerThread::Exit()
     UE_LOG(LogTemp, Warning, TEXT("ThreadManagerThread: Exit"));
 void ThreadManagerThread::EnsureCompletion()
     UE_LOG(LogTemp, Warning, TEXT("ThreadManagerThread: Ensure completion"));
     if (Thread)
 //Stop the thread
 void ThreadManagerThread::Shutdown()
     UE_LOG(LogTemp, Warning, TEXT("ThreadManagerThread: Shutdown"));
     if (Runnable)
         UE_LOG(LogTemp, Warning, TEXT("Runnable == true"));
         delete Runnable;
         Runnable = NULL;

And this is what I use to call Shutdown inside my gamemodes destructor:

     if (ThreadManagerThread::Runnable)

Do I need to check if my StopTaksCounter is still valid in the Stop function and if so, how do I do it?

Or am I doing something wrong?

Thanks for your time.


Product Version: UE 4.15
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asked May 07 '17 at 08:30 PM in C++ Programming

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avatar image erik321123 May 09 '17 at 09:02 AM

Does anyone know something?

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