[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Force users to specify memalign_hack in configure
Tue Mar 4 15:25:26 CET 2008
At Mon, 3 Mar 2008 18:04:27 -0500,
Ronald S. Bultje wrote:
>>> I don't understand the logic here. So the default compilation of ffmpeg on
>>> *DOS (and such) should fail to run because you want people to manually
>>> enable this memalign hack? Why? Is there ever a case that ffmpeg runs fine
>>> on *DOS (and such) without enabling memalign_hack (and no,
>>> --disable-mmx is not a sufficient answer here).
>> No, either crashes with page fault, or (only under win9x) exits with
>> malloc error.
> Then (ideally) this should be detected with a configure check
> and auto-enabled.
It was auto-enabled because there are near zero chances that the malloc stuff will be ever fixed.
> *DOS people will get a bad impression if ffmpeg crashes randomly.
I wonder why this patch was applied without proper changes in the documentation.
More information about the ffmpeg-devel