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

Michael Niedermayer michaelni at gmx.at
Sun Mar 31 00:37:36 CET 2013

On Sat, Mar 30, 2013 at 06:19:19PM -0400, Derek Buitenhuis wrote:
> 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.

I think the idea was that fatal meant the end of transcoding like
something essential for a file not being successfull, thus
"the whole transcoding cannot continue"

while panic meant effects beyond that like failure to restore your
graphics cards registers after some direct access.


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