[FFmpeg-trac] #5799(undetermined:new): Memory psudo-leak when FF_API_CODED_FRAME enabled

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Sun Sep 25 16:12:11 EEST 2016

#5799: Memory psudo-leak when FF_API_CODED_FRAME enabled
             Reporter:  DeHackEd     |                    Owner:
                 Type:  defect       |                   Status:  new
             Priority:  normal       |                Component:
              Version:  git-master   |  undetermined
             Keywords:  cc oom       |               Resolution:
             Blocking:               |               Blocked By:
Analyzed by developer:  0            |  Reproduced by developer:  0

Comment (by oromit):

 This is caused by the following line:

 which ends up here:

 Which in turn appends the new side data in this function:

 So what is happening here is that inside of the coded_frame, all side data
 is just endlessly appended, until av_frame_new_side_data eventually runs
 out of memory to realloc all that side data.

 A simple fix might be calling av_frame_unref(s->avctx->coded_frame) before
 av_frame_copy_props in mpegvideo_enc.c.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.ffmpeg.org/ticket/5799#comment:6>
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