[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Add -timelimit option

Kostya kostya.shishkov
Sat Nov 14 18:26:52 CET 2009

On Sat, Nov 14, 2009 at 04:49:22PM +0000, Mans Rullgard wrote:
> This option limits the CPU time used by ffmpeg to the number of seconds
> specified.  After this time, the OS sends a SIGXCPU signal, which we
> handle and attempt to exit cleanly.  If the process is stuck, the OS
> will deliver a SIGKILL one second later, forcibly terminating the
> process.
> This functionality is useful in automated setups where a runaway ffmpeg
> process would otherwise go undetected.

You can name FATE explicitly, there's nothing to be ashamed of.

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