[FFmpeg-devel] VP8 on win64

Michael Niedermayer michaelni
Tue Aug 24 10:28:34 CEST 2010

On Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 12:13:06AM -0400, Ronald S. Bultje wrote:
> Hi,
> On Sun, Aug 22, 2010 at 10:34 PM, Ramiro Polla <ramiro.polla at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Sun, Aug 22, 2010 at 11:19 PM, Ronald S. Bultje <rsbultje at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> On Sun, Aug 22, 2010 at 10:17 PM, Ramiro Polla <ramiro.polla at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>> On Sun, Aug 22, 2010 at 11:06 PM, Ronald S. Bultje <rsbultje at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>>> 2010/8/22 M?ns Rullg?rd <mans at mansr.com>:
> >>>>> All the vp8 tests are failing on win64 with an error code of 5 rather
> >>>>> than the more usual 1 (which is how the other tests fail). ?Does
> >>>>> anyone a) know what code 5 means, or b) have any idea what's going
> >>>>> wrong?
> >>>>
> >>>> I think attached patch fixes it, at least one of the crashes is now
> >>>> working for me. Need better understanding of Windows to be able to
> >>>> figure out how to run "make fate", but I'm hoping the win-experts can
> >>>> help me with that. ;-).
> >>>
> >>> With that patch, only test vectors 003, 004, and 007 fail.
> >>
> >> Ah yes I missed the bilin ones.
> >
> > 3 and 7 still failed on make fate but not when I tried through gdb.
> I've been looking into these. The problem is that on win64, for test 3
> and 7, it only outputs the first two frames of the video instead of
> all.
> It turns out it drops all other frames in do_video_out() because the
> PTS is set to zero all the way back before output_packet() is called
> in ffmpeg.c. This is not the case on my OSX box (also 64bit), which
> passes make fate. The input PTS from av_read_frame() is the same on
> both systems, so something happens between the call to av_read_frame()
> and the call to output_packet() in ffmpeg.c:transcode(). Using
> watchpoints, I think I've tracked it down to ffmpeg.c:2598:
> 2595            if(input_files_ts_scale[file_index][pkt.stream_index]){
> 2596                if(pkt.pts != AV_NOPTS_VALUE)
> 2597                    pkt.pts *=
> input_files_ts_scale[file_index][pkt.stream_index];
> 2598                if(pkt.dts != AV_NOPTS_VALUE)
> 2599                    pkt.dts *=
> input_files_ts_scale[file_index][pkt.stream_index];
> 2600            }
> These modify the correct pts of 2 to a system-dependent 0 on win64
> only (but not on Linux). I think this happens because
> input_files_ts_scale[][] is a double[][]. The value, at the time of
> the comparison, is still 0.0 (zero), with 8 zero bytes in memory (or
> do doubles have more on win64?), however the if does trigger and the
> code inside is executed.
> I don't know why this doesn't happen for other testfiles,

> but we know
> that general consensus is that you should never use doubles for exact
> comparisons.

general consensus amongth whom?
i remember no discussion, and theres no way to reach any consensus without
public discussion on the devel ML.

> Therefore, I think the check should be changed into
> something more intelligent, or maybe the default values should be
> changed to -1 so we can check for if (val > 0) instead of if (val).
> The attached patch is a poor attempt at doing so, probably not right
> for SVN, but it hopefully shows how to fix this bug.

if if(0.0) is true this is a bug period
try with all asm disabled, if it still happens the compiler is buggy
if it doesnt happen look at the generated code and think about if it
could be affected by asm not declaring which sse registers are clobbered

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