[FFmpeg-devel] FFSERVER/FFMPEG Broken? --- Broken!

Diego Biurrun diego
Sun Oct 21 10:16:25 CEST 2007

On Sat, Oct 20, 2007 at 06:58:03PM -0700, Piero Bugoni wrote:
> > > Last working rev I have is 9693.
> > 
> > You may run a binary search through the versions (i.e. 10733 fails, but
> > 9693 works, then you try (10733+9693)/2= 10213 and so on) until you find
> > the one that broke ffserver, and then report it in the bug tracker.
> Well, that represents as many as 11 iterations or more, all taking about an
> hour to build.

Huh?  Even my K6-III 500 builds FFmpeg in much less than half that time.
Are you using ccache?  Build times will go down by a remarkable amount,
I often experience a factor of 1-10.

> Sorry, but I do not have that kind of time. Whoever broke the fucking thing
> should do that.

Sorry, but this is the standard procedure to locate an offending commit.
Trust me, all of us have done it.  I myself must have done it many many
dozens of time.  The point is that you can run it as a background task
while doing other things, you don't have to wait for hours on the
results of the compilation runs.

Also, how do we know who broke it without knowing which commit broke it?


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