[FFmpeg-devel] [RFC] Facebook bug reports

Benjamin Larsson banan
Thu Jun 11 20:51:04 CEST 2009

Jason Garrett-Glaser wrote:
> I'm currently working for Facebook, which is at this point probably
> the world's largest user of ffmpeg in terms of videos processed (a few
> million a week).  Of course, this means we get every possible sample
> under the sun in terms of things that break ffmpeg.  Crashes, bugs,
> unsupported formats, misdetections, broken muxing, everything you can
> imagine.  About half a gig of logs are generated per day, so it's a
> hell of a lot to grep through.  We can upgrade ffmpeg basically as
> often as we want, so once a few fixes go in we can update, thus
> filtering out that particular bug so it doesn't get reported again.  I
> figure this is a really great chance to get a whole ton of bugs fixed.


One thing that would be nice is if one could rig FFmpeg together with
gdb in some script or program to produce an automatic backtrace and the
other debug info that is needed for a proper analyse of the problem.

Benjamin Larsson

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