[FFmpeg-devel] Race conditions in libavcodec/pthread.c

Uoti Urpala uoti.urpala at pp1.inet.fi
Thu Aug 25 23:28:17 CEST 2011

On Thu, 2011-08-25 at 11:26 -0700, Aaron Colwell wrote:
> Some recent changes to Chromium unit tests have caused FFmpeg decoding to
> get regularly scrutinized by our
> ThreadSanitizer<http://www.chromium.org/developers/how-tos/using-valgrind/threadsanitizer>
> tool.

> 3. Who is the expert on libavcodec/pthread.c so I can direct questions to
> them?

> 6. Is someone else interested in tackling this?

Threaded decoding has been developed primarily in the Libav project and
has been merged to FFmpeg from there (Libav and FFmpeg are forks of the
project and both provide libavcodec, in case you're not aware). The
libav-devel list is probably a better place to ask questions about the
threading implementation.

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