[vorbis] [a bit off-topic] oggenc crashes my K6-200 box
segher at wanadoo.nl
Tue Dec 19 13:42:16 PST 2000
Michael Smith wrote:
> At 02:09 PM 12/19/00 -0600, you wrote:
> >I've noticed that oggenc reliably crashes my K6-200 box after a few
> minutes of
> >encoding. Has anyone else experienced crashes like this?
> >Surely it must be a hardward fault, or perhaps a K6 problem (this processor
> >has some errata). Still, I'm surprised that nothing else I do with it seems
> >to hang it.
> >Has anyone else seen anything like this?
> I haven't heard any other reports of this sort of thing. Vorbis stresses
> the hardware (especially the FPU) very hard - probably more so than almost
> anything else. I suspect a hardware fault is likely. If you can have
> appropriate tools (debugger), and can find where exactly it's crashing,
> please do so.
He said his computer crashes, and I don't think he has a hardware
debugger, so it may be a bit difficult to debug.
Oh, and Vorbis encoder doesn't really stress the processor that hard,
but it _does_ stress more parts of the processor at once than the
average high-performance software. (For example, on my K7, more than
half of the processor cycles are spent on waiting, while encoding
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