[FFmpeg-devel] [RFC] Disable compile-time tablegen for cbrt if total cycle count < 200000
Ronald S. Bultje
rsbultje at gmail.com
Sat Jan 2 22:02:41 CET 2016
On Sat, Jan 2, 2016 at 3:23 PM, Ganesh Ajjanagadde <gajjanag at mit.edu> wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 1, 2016 at 8:07 AM, Ganesh Ajjanagadde <gajjanag at mit.edu>
> > Hi all,
> > Motivated by a remark by Ronald:
> > https://ffmpeg.org/pipermail/ffmpeg-devel/2016-January/186200.html,
> > this is a request for comment on disabling compile time tablegen for
> > cbrt if the total cycle count < 200000. Note that cbrt tables are only
> > used in aacdec.
> To start some effort towards a more principled understanding of the
> costs of runtime table initialization, I did some benchmarks.
> Note: I am not familiar with avcodec, so I don't know if this reflects
> correctly the static vs dynamic cost.
> file: ~/samples/aac/al04_44.mp4
> stream_loop: 100
> number of calls of avcodec_decode_audio4: 35956
> cost per call (avcodec_decode_audio4):
> 834030 decicycles in decode_audio4, 1 runs, 0 skips
> 556200 decicycles in decode_audio4, 2 runs, 0 skips
> 177365 decicycles in decode_audio4, 16384 runs, 0 skips
> 177059 decicycles in decode_audio4, 32768 runs, 0 skips
> decoding cost: 17706*35956 = 636,636,936 cycles
> duration: 832.55 seconds
> cost per second of audio: 764,683 cycles
> cost of table init: 200,000 cycles
> fraction: 0.26
> So in a clip of n seconds duration, the relative overhead of dynamic
> initialization of these cbrt tables is 0.26/n. For a more concrete
> number, say a clip is of 180 seconds duration, then the overhead is
> 0.26/180 = 0.15%.
What if I only want to play the first 3 second of 1000 clips by calling
ffmpeg.exe in a shell script? E.g. for fingerprinting. The number of use
cases you cover needs to be more than just playback, ffmpeg can do much
more than just that.
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