[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH 02/12] doc: Explain the various logevel settings

Stefano Sabatini stefasab at gmail.com
Sat Mar 30 23:33:19 CET 2013

On date Saturday 2013-03-30 18:19:19 -0400, Derek Buitenhuis encoded:
> On 2013-03-30 6:11 PM, Stefano Sabatini wrote:
> > The fact that we have no such log messages doesn't mean we might not
> > have them in the future. Also it might be used in wrapped libraries
> > (PANIC level was borrowed from syslog error levels, and thus it's a
> > sort of informal standard).
> Well, is there an actual definition of what it is? Nobody I asked seemed to
> have any idea what the PANIC loglevel event was for or meant.


PANIC in the context of programming, could be used to state conditions
equivalent to an assert check failure.

> > Feel free to change this to "Only show fatal errors", and drop the
> > mention to panic.
> OK.
> > Still technically wrong, since this will show also fatal errors, which
> > are not recoverable.
> I worded it poorly.
> How about:
> Shows all errors. Will show non-fatal errors, in addition to all other fatal errors
> and panics.

to all other fatal and panic errors

may be more correct, should be fine otherwise.
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