[osg-users] Releasing file handles in osgDB

Robert Osfield robert.osfield at gmail.com
Sun Sep 30 12:22:56 PDT 2007

Hi Antoine,

Is it just the OSGA plugin that you are having an issue with it
holding a file handle?  If so you could try calll close() on the
Archive the the plugin has loaded - the Archive will be cached in the
Registry.  Or you could try the Regisytr::clearArchiveCache() method.


On 9/30/07, Antoine Hue <tonio_73 at tiscali.fr> wrote:
> Hello,
> I want to overwrite a .osga file from a child process while the same
> file is shown in the main process's viewer.
> At the beginning I did it brutal: rewrite the file without checking. It
> worked OK for Linux but was crashing on Windows in case of LODed scene
> graph within the .osga. I have added a temporary/shadow file and it
> works still  under Linux but not under Windows. The only case it works
> is when the file does not already exist. I suspect that Windows file
> protection is sticking again: "Cannot delete file XXX since it is used
> by another application.".
> I have removed (many frames ahead) the top node from the scene graph of
> the main viewer but still cannot overwrite the file.
> Is there a way to check or force that osgDB is releasing completely the
> file handle ?
> Thanks in advance,
> Antoine
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