[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] libavcodec/tests: Added test for libavcodec/avpacket.c

Michael Niedermayer michael at niedermayer.cc
Wed Oct 26 15:56:01 EEST 2016

On Wed, Oct 26, 2016 at 02:00:46PM +0200, wm4 wrote:
> On Sat, 22 Oct 2016 23:40:42 -0700
> Thomas Turner <thomastdt at googlemail.com> wrote:
> > Function(s) Tested: av_packet_clone().
> > 
> > This test checks if av_packet_clone() can successfully make a copy of an AVPacket.
> > Compares all data members in AVPacket EXCEPT for "buf" because "buf" is initialized
> > to NIL in the original AVPacket [to be cloned].
> > 
> > This test also prints out the all the contents of the original and cloned AVPackets.
> > 
> > Signed-off-by: Thomas Turner <thomastdt at googlemail.com>
> > ---
> Am I the only one who thinks this test is overly complex and worthless?
> (Checks if each field got copied... come on, that's not useful. And
> would probably bitrot quickly as nobody would add new fields to the
> test anyway.)

what do you suggest, how to test it ?
or should we deprecate av_packet_clone()
nothing uses it, so the total lack of tests and uses means noone
would notice (quickly) if it broke ever

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