[FFmpeg-cvslog] avformat/matroskaenc: Remove unnecessary function calls

Andreas Rheinhardt git at videolan.org
Sun Apr 18 05:44:33 EEST 2021

ffmpeg | branch: master | Andreas Rheinhardt <andreas.rheinhardt at outlook.com> | Wed Apr 14 20:00:12 2021 +0200| [5627da3555ecbf6fbfd98d045abbc7b63bc98fce] | committer: Andreas Rheinhardt

avformat/matroskaenc: Remove unnecessary function calls

ffio_fill() is used when initially writing unknown length elements;
yet it can happen that the amount of bytes written by it is zero in
which case it is of course unnecessary to ever call it. Whether it is
possible to know this during compiletime depends upon how aggressively
the compiler inlines function calls (i.e. if it inlines calls to
start_ebml_master() where the upper bound for the size of the element
implies that the size will be written on one byte) and this depends upon
optimization settings. It is not the aim of this patch to inline all
calls where it is known that ffio_fill() will be unnecessary, but merely
to make compilers that inline such calls aware of the fact that writing
zero bytes with ffio_fill() is unnecessary. To this end
av_builtin_constant_p() is used to check whether the size is a
compiletime constant.

For GCC 10 this made a difference at -O3 only: The size of .text
decreased from 0x747F (with 29 calls to ffio_fill(), eight of which
use size zero) to 0x7337 (with 21 calls to ffio_fill(), zero of which
use size zero).
For Clang 11 it made a difference at -O2 and -O3: At -O2, the size of
.text decreased from 0x879C to 0x871C (with eight calls to ffio_fill()
eliminated); at -O3 the size of .text decreased from 0xAF2F to 0xAEBF.
Once again, eight calls to ffio_fill() with size zero have been

Signed-off-by: Andreas Rheinhardt <andreas.rheinhardt at outlook.com>

> http://git.videolan.org/gitweb.cgi/ffmpeg.git/?a=commit;h=5627da3555ecbf6fbfd98d045abbc7b63bc98fce

 libavformat/matroskaenc.c | 2 ++
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+)

diff --git a/libavformat/matroskaenc.c b/libavformat/matroskaenc.c
index 3649ac25a2..0141fb0b8d 100644
--- a/libavformat/matroskaenc.c
+++ b/libavformat/matroskaenc.c
@@ -195,6 +195,8 @@ static void put_ebml_size_unknown(AVIOContext *pb, int bytes)
     av_assert0(bytes <= 8);
     avio_w8(pb, 0x1ff >> bytes);
+    if (av_builtin_constant_p(bytes) && bytes == 1)
+        return;
     ffio_fill(pb, 0xff, bytes - 1);

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