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

Jarred Nicholls jarred.nicholls
Sat Nov 14 18:47:14 CET 2009

2009/11/14 M?ns Rullg?rd <mans at mansr.com>

> Kostya <kostya.shishkov at gmail.com> writes:
> > 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.
> FATE is only one case.  Anyone doing automated processing with ffmpeg
> (e.g. video upload sites) might find it useful.
I approve of this addition.  It's a good idea and while one could keep track
of execution time of all PIDs they've launched, this would certainly make it
an easier "turn key" solution.

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