[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] avcodec/utils: use a default lock manager that uses a spinlock

wm4 nfxjfg at googlemail.com
Fri Oct 18 14:17:37 CEST 2013

On Fri, 18 Oct 2013 08:41:36 +0200
Reimar Döffinger <Reimar.Doeffinger at gmx.de> wrote:

> Pthreads is not always available, and even if it is there is no guarantee it will be compatible with the threading system the application uses.

Well, ffmpeg is doing the multithreading, so of course pthreads will be
available? Even if it's in form of the internal windows pthreads
wrapper found in compat/w32pthreads.h.

Why should there be any "compatibility" be necessary? As far as I can
see, ffmpeg will always use the system's standard threading API, so
what exactly is the problem?

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