[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH 1/3] avcodec/get_bits: add cached bitstream reader

Ronald S. Bultje rsbultje at gmail.com
Fri Jul 7 23:25:55 EEST 2017


On Fri, Jul 7, 2017 at 2:48 PM, Paul B Mahol <onemda at gmail.com> wrote:

>  typedef struct GetBitContext {
>      const uint8_t *buffer, *buffer_end;
> +    uint64_t cache;
> +    unsigned bits_left;
> +#endif

Can you post some stats (from relevant systems, ideally, e.g. 32-bit binary
on x86, or 32-bit arm) on how a 32bit cache performs compared to a 64bit
cache on systems with HAVE_FAST_64BIT=0?

> +static inline void refill_32(GetBitContext *s)

> +    s->cache       = (uint64_t)AV_RL32(s->buffer + (s->index >> 3)) <<
> s->cache | s->cache;

As said on IRC: middle s->cache should be s->bits_left.

Overall very nice improvement, I would in particular not be surprised if
this is generally faster for almost all users, except those using the
lower-level macros (things like SHOW_BITS() etc.) in the old interface. If
that's true, it may be positive to enable this by default and disable only
for those using the low-level interface.

(I'm assuming the low-level interface no longer works with the cached
reader, so can we prevent users from accessing these macros unless


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