[FFmpeg-devel] Memcpy Operation Duration

Ali KIZIL alikizil at gmail.com
Tue Oct 18 22:26:24 EEST 2016

Hi Everyone,

Today, I was analyzing memcpy duration in FFmpeg. I noticed that it is
taking longer time compared to an optimized SSE, SSE2, MMX, MMX2, AVX or
AVX2 based memcpy operation.

I tried march=corei7-avx2 compiled FFmpeg version, it does not change the
duration of memcpy operation.
I also folowed https://trac.ffmpeg.org/wiki/CompilationGuide#PerformanceTips
.Same result. In addition, I tried gcc 6.2 if gcc if gcc is not selecting
the correct flag. Same result again.

This memcpy operations effect the fps decoding (and probably encoding)

In a case that uyvy422 to p010 3840x2160 unscaled convertion in rawvideo,
fps rate increased from 44 fps to 52 fps on a Xeon E5 2630 v4.

Do I miss anything when compiling FFmpeg for AVX2 or other flag optimised,
or there need a fix in FFmpeg to direct some (or all)  memcpy operations to
a inherited memcpy operation which can decide flag for optimisation ?
Or there is no such need and I am on a wrong path ?

(As a side note, FFmpeg works performance on i7 Extreme cores compared to
Xeon v4 processors.)

Kind Regards,

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