Trying to track down a core animation issue

  • Hi, I have a problem where it appears that a core animation task is being run on something created in a background thread, but the thread is being removed before the animation has finished.

    I have checked through my code and don't see anything that could be doing this explicitly, so am guessing that something is happening implicitly. As recommended by the error report, I have turned on the logging, and get the following:

    CoreAnimation: warning, deleted thread with uncommitted CATransaction; created by:
    0  QuartzCore                          0x00007fff8d491b95 _ZN2CA11Transaction4pushEv + 219
    1  QuartzCore                          0x00007fff8d49176d _ZN2CA11Transaction15ensure_implicitEv + 273
    2  QuartzCore                          0x00007fff8d498b6a _ZN2CA5Layer12begin_changeEPNS_11TransactionEjRP11objc_object + 44
    3  QuartzCore                          0x00007fff8d498ac8 _ZN2CA5Layer12set_delegateEP11objc_object + 86
    4  AppKit                              0x00007fff85d2df3a -[NSView _finalizeWithReferenceCounting] + 324
    5  AppKit                              0x00007fff85d2ddce -[NSView dealloc] + 42
    6  libobjc.A.dylib                    0x00007fff8c2792b0 _ZN12_GLOBAL__N_119AutoreleasePoolPage3popEPv + 464
    7  libdispatch.dylib                  0x00007fff905fa2a8 _dispatch_worker_thread2 + 410
    8  libsystem_c.dylib                  0x00007fff8c15cceb _pthread_wqthread + 404
    9  libsystem_c.dylib                  0x00007fff8c1471b1 start_wqthread + 13

    So some view somewhere is being deallocated while it still has an animation running. But there are many views created for different things in my code, and putting a breakpoint on NSView's dealloc would be very time consuming, and putting a breakpoint on _ZN2CA11Transaction4pushEv didn't help since it is called whenever the window is activated, so I can't get to my application. I guess I could log it and continue, but that's not going to give me anything where I can identify the view.

    I'm looking for suggestions on how to track down which view it is that is causing the problem.

    Thanks. (I'm sure I must be missing something blindingly obvious on how to track this down, but right now I'm drawing a blank).

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