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From: Thomas Petazzoni <>
Subject: [Buildroot] [PATCH] gst-ffmpeg: work-around bogus configure logic on SPARC
Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:04:56 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)

The libav version built into the gst-ffmpeg code produces a bogus
binary on SPARC, which causes the following error of the
check-bin-arch script:

  ERROR: architecture for ./usr/lib/gstreamer-0.10/ is Sparc v8+, should be Sparc
  ERROR: architecture for ./usr/lib/gstreamer-0.10/ is Sparc v8+, should be Sparc
  ERROR: architecture for ./usr/lib/gstreamer-0.10/ is Sparc v8+, should be Sparc

The problem is the following bit of code in

elif enabled sparc; then

    enabled vis && check_asm vis '"pdist %f0, %f0, %f0"' -mcpu=ultrasparc &&
        add_cflags -mcpu=ultrasparc -mtune=ultrasparc

I.e, it checks if the architecture supports the pdist
instruction... but forces -mcpu to ultrasparc while doing so. So it's
like "let's see if this Ultrasparc instruction exists when I force the
compiler to think I'm using Ultrasparc", which is non-sensical. This
has been fixed later on in libav upstream:;a=commit;h=6aa93689abe8c095cec9fa828c2dee3131008995

However, this commit cannot be backported as-is since the shell
function check_inline_asm did not exist in the old libav version
bundled in gst-ffmpeg.

Therefore, we take the simpler route of disabling the VIS
optimizations on SPARCv8 and Leon3.


Signed-off-by: Thomas Petazzoni <>
 package/gstreamer/gst-ffmpeg/ | 6 ++++++
 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+)

diff --git a/package/gstreamer/gst-ffmpeg/ b/package/gstreamer/gst-ffmpeg/
index b1d8f8b..3992fdf 100644
--- a/package/gstreamer/gst-ffmpeg/
+++ b/package/gstreamer/gst-ffmpeg/
@@ -80,6 +80,12 @@ else
 GST_FFMPEG_CONF_EXTRA_OPTS += --disable-altivec
+# libav configure script misdetects the VIS optimizations as being
+# available, so forcefully disable them.
+ifeq ($(BR2_sparc_v8)$(BR2_sparc_leon3),y)
+GST_FFMPEG_CONF_EXTRA_OPTS += --disable-vis
 ifeq ($(BR2_STATIC_LIBS),)

             reply	other threads:[~2017-03-22 23:04 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2017-03-22 23:04 Thomas Petazzoni [this message]
2017-04-04  9:46 ` Thomas Petazzoni
2017-04-04 21:47 ` Peter Korsgaard

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