[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] split-radix FFT

Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski dominik
Wed Jul 30 12:31:33 CEST 2008

On Tuesday, 29 July 2008 at 21:20, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 29, 2008 at 09:47:40PM +0300, Uoti Urpala wrote:
> > On Tue, 2008-07-29 at 20:02 +0200, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> > > On Tue, Jul 29, 2008 at 07:14:02PM +0300, Uoti Urpala wrote:
> > > > But my
> > > > question was about the distribution case. I'll rephrase it if if the
> > > > original wasn't clear enough:
> > > > You said that MANGLE helps with distributions that have a policy that
> > > > requires using -fPIC. How does it actually help? 
> > > 
> > > You misunderstood my intention, what i meant was MANGLE helps the users
> > > of the binary package of distributions as the application (ffmpeg) is faster.
> > > Which is an advantage for the user.
> > 
> > So you think the distros will be OK with textrels or fill fail to notice
> > them as long as the command line nominally says "-fPIC".
> I think they will be ok with textrels.
> If they will fail to notice them, thats
> something i do not know, i suspect many of the package maintainers are
> subscribed and are aware of the existing textrels already since a long time.

Indeed. That doesn't mean it's not causing us trouble. I would certainly welcome
it if FFmpeg were compilable with -fPIC and produced no textrels, because then
it would work under SELinux current policy (I wouldn't want to relax that policy
just for FFmpeg). As it is, I have an bug about this issue open since last year.


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