[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] The definition of av_always_inline with --enable-small or --disable-optimizations

Martin Storsjö martin
Tue Dec 14 10:28:36 CET 2010


At the end of the configure script, we currently do this:

if enabled small || disabled optimizations; then
    echo "#undef  av_always_inline"  >> $TMPH
    echo "#define av_always_inline"  >> $TMPH

This causes a lot of warnings when building with either of these 
configurations, warnings like this one:

./libavutil/x86/bswap.h:32: warning: ?av_bswap16? defined but not used

These warnings can be silenced either by adding -Wno-unused-function to 
the cflags, or by changing the definition of av_always_inline for this 
case. Possible options are:

- empty, as currently, spewing lots of warnings
- inline (as opposed to the __attribute__((always_inline) used otherwise), 
  but that won't avoid all inlineing even if the user requested 
- __attribute__((unused)), which seems to be supported since gcc 2.95

Ideally, this fallback should be defined in libavutil/attributes.h I 
think, but config.h isn't included at the point when that file is 
included, so short of restructuring that (which I won't venture into, 
since I think there's a good reason for the current structure) I guess the 
overriding define still needs to be defined in configure.

The attached patch implements this.

A slight variation would be to define av_always_inline as "inline" for 
--enable-small and as __attribute__((unused)) for --disable-optimizations. 
This still makes the code smaller than with the normal definition of 
av_always_inline, but slightly larger (and probably slightly faster) than 
without inlineing anything.

// Martin
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