[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] avformat/options_table: Set the default maximum number of streams to 100

Andreas Cadhalpun andreas.cadhalpun at googlemail.com
Fri Dec 9 01:52:08 EET 2016

On 08.12.2016 20:57, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> This is something the community must decide.
> A. Is a heap limit for av_*alloc*() acceptable ?

I'm not sure that's a good idea, because it can't limit what other
libraries called by libavcodec etc. allocate.

> B. Are case based limits acceptable ?

For the common cases, yes.
However I doubt it's useful to limit every possible case.

> C. document that libavcodec, libavformat and ffmpeg must be run as a
>    seperate process if the media comes from untrusted sources.

Anything handling untrusted media files should have appropriate resource
limits, anyway.

Best regards,

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