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Bug 733634 - media-libs/xvid-1.3.5 with media-video/mplayer media-video/ffmpeg - segmentation fault in on an AMD Ryzen5 CPU during encoding
Summary: media-libs/xvid-1.3.5 with media-video/mplayer media-video/ffmpeg - segmentat...
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: media-video herd
Depends on:
Reported: 2020-07-23 09:49 UTC by LABBE Corentin
Modified: 2020-08-24 19:07 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description LABBE Corentin 2020-07-23 09:49:29 UTC
When encoding files, both ffmpeg and mplayer segfault:
ffmpeg[14486]: segfault at 7f84fd9e7840 ip 00007f84fd9e7840 sp 00007ffd5253f718 error 15 in[7f84fd9ba000+36000]
mencoder[9629]: segfault at 7f3afaefb840 ip 00007f3afaefb840 sp 00007ffdb024fa28 error 15 in[7f3afaece000+36000]
All xvid version in portage lead to this.
This version worked fine on my ADM FX processor.
I hit this segfault since upgrade to Ryzen5 CPU.

Manualy upgrading to latest xvid 1.3.7 fix this problem.
Upgrading ebuild to 1.3.7 need to change to and tarball is now tar.gz.

Reproducible: Always
Comment 1 LABBE Corentin 2020-07-23 09:55:59 UTC
I forgot to say, that the xvid package was recompiled (full world recompile) before use on the new cpu.

Furthermore it seems that xvid 1.3.5 has some vulnerability according to
Fix for various, long-standing and potentially critical security vulnerabilities in the decoder (credit to OSS-Fuzz)

So adding 1.3.7 to tree seems usefull.
Comment 2 Sven Hesse 2020-08-24 18:51:14 UTC
Just ran into this as well, this is apparently a bug in xvid due to their use of .rotext, which doesn't work with binutils 2.31 upwards. Relevant thread on their mailing list is here:

It's been fixed with xvid 1.36, 1.37 is current. So yeah, a version bump would be great
Comment 3 Sven Hesse 2020-08-24 19:07:15 UTC
There's also a patch here:

But I can't really use that as a user-patch, because the ebuild sets the build/generic/ and then the file to patch is outside that directory...