[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Fix crash if av_vdpau_bind_context() is not used.
nfxjfg at googlemail.com
Tue Oct 10 14:28:28 EEST 2017
On Tue, 10 Oct 2017 03:24:56 +0300
Ivan Kalvachev <ikalvachev at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 10/9/17, wm4 <nfxjfg at googlemail.com> wrote:
> > On Mon, 9 Oct 2017 03:04:53 +0300
> > Ivan Kalvachev <ikalvachev at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> The public functions av_alloc_vdpaucontext() and
> >> av_vdpau_alloc_context() are allocating AVVDPAUContext
> >> structure that is supposed to be placed in avctx->hwaccel_context.
> >> However the rest of libavcodec/vdpau.c uses avctx->hwaccel_context
> >> as struct VDPAUHWContext, that is bigger and does contain
> >> AVVDPAUContext as first member.
> >> The usage includes write to the new variables in the bigger stuct,
> >> without checking for block size.
> >> Fix by always allocating the bigger structure.
> >> BTW,
> >> I have no idea why the new fields haven't simply been added to the
> >> existing struct...
> >> It seems that the programmer who wrote this has been aware of the problem,
> >> because av_vdpau_bind_context reallocates the structure.
> >> It might be good idea to check the other usages of this reallocation
> >> function.
> >> Best Regards
> >> Ivan Kalvachev
> > IMO not really worth fixing at this point, because this is the old-old
> > vdpau API. Even av_vdpau_bind_context() (which does not require using
> > av_alloc_vdpaucontext()) is deprecated. Or rather should be - I just
> > haven't bothered deprecating it because the deprecation dance is too
> > messy. In any case, you shouldn't use any of those APIs - use the
> > generic hwaccel API instead (setting hw_frames_ctx or hw_device_ctx).
> Every bug must be fixed, even if the code is going to be removed next.
> Since you "didn't bother" to deprecate it, this code will remain even after
> the API bump. And it is still (mis)used by at least one program that
> crashed on me.
> So it MUST be fixed.
Well, if you insist, feel free to attempt to maintain it, but I won't
care, even if I make changes to the code under the newer API (about
which I care). I tried to remove some vdpau code earlier which had
been deprecated for years, but this was rejected, so why care about
deprecation or whether an ancient API is actually broken? Not me.
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