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

Piero Bugoni ffmpeg.devel
Sun Oct 21 10:40:09 CEST 2007

--- Diego Biurrun <diego at biurrun.de> wrote:

> 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.

Understood. But it still represents about a dozen hours of my time, by the time
it is all done. Just don't have it to spare. 

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

They know who they are...


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