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I added a CMutex object to some code I was writing. Occasionaly I get a Debug assertion on the
ASSERT(!m_bAcquired)  in the CSingleLock::Lock() m_bAcquired is 0 when the error occurs and the class looks like everything is in order.

This happens intermittantly and sometimes clears up after a full rebuild. The assertion does not crash the program, if I click "ignore" it seems to function fine. The assertion always occers when called from the same function. The calls to Lock from other functions in the class work fine.

I HAVE verified that I am not forgetting to Unlock the Mutex.

A basic idea of what I'm doing...

myclass::myclass()
{
        cmutex = new CMutex();
      singlelock = new CSingleLock(cmutex);
}

myclass::asdf()
{
if(singlelock->Lock()){
//this call to Lock always works
/// do some stuff

singlelock->Unlock();
}

myclass::junk()
{
if(singlelock->Lock()){
//if it fails, it is always from this function
/// do some other stuff

singlelock->Unlock();
}


any help is appreciated
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Question by:zube
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jstolan earned 400 total points
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I'm not sure what sort of multithreading you're doing.  However, it seems to me that you need to call the IsLocked() member function to make sure the object isn't already locked.  You need to do this before you call the Lock function.
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by:zube
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What is a good way to check IsLocked()?

It's a time critical app so waiting a specified time before retrying will not be an ideal solution. A do {} while(IsLocked()) loop seems to be asking for problems.

Any hints?
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