ffmpeg gets "Illegal instruction" on Pentium II

Bug #386397 reported by Tricia on 2009-06-12
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ffmpeg (Debian)
Fix Released
Unknown
ffmpeg (Ubuntu)
Medium
Unassigned
Nominated for Karmic by Larry W

Bug Description

Binary package hint: ffmpeg

Tried to create a video out of jpeg frames. Used this command: `ffmpeg -i r%05d.jpg tl.avi`

Came back with this:

FFmpeg version 0.5-svn17737+3:0.svn20090303-1ubuntu6, Copyright (c) 2000-2009 Fabrice Bellard, et al.
  configuration: --enable-gpl --enable-postproc --enable-swscale --enable-x11grab --extra-version=svn17737+3:0.svn20090303-1ubuntu6 --prefix=/usr --enable-avfilter --enable-avfilter-lavf --enable-libgsm --enable-libschroedinger --enable-libspeex --enable-libtheora --enable-libvorbis --enable-pthreads --disable-stripping --disable-vhook --enable-libdc1394 --disable-armv5te --disable-armv6 --disable-armv6t2 --disable-armvfp --disable-neon --disable-altivec --disable-vis --enable-shared --disable-static
  libavutil 49.15. 0 / 49.15. 0
  libavcodec 52.20. 0 / 52.20. 0
  libavformat 52.31. 0 / 52.31. 0
  libavdevice 52. 1. 0 / 52. 1. 0
  libavfilter 0. 4. 0 / 0. 4. 0
  libswscale 0. 7. 1 / 0. 7. 1
  libpostproc 51. 2. 0 / 51. 2. 0
  built on Apr 10 2009 23:18:41, gcc: 4.3.3
Input #0, image2, from 'r%05d.jpg':
  Duration: 00:06:51.28, start: 0.000000, bitrate: N/A
    Stream #0.0: Video: mjpeg, yuvj420p, 640x480 [PAR 1:1 DAR 4:3], 25 tbr, 25 tbn, 25 tbc
File 'tl.avi' already exists. Overwrite ? [y/N] y
Output #0, avi, to 'tl.avi':
    Stream #0.0: Video: mpeg4, yuv420p, 640x480 [PAR 1:1 DAR 4:3], q=2-31, 200 kb/s, 90k tbn, 25 tbc
Stream mapping:
  Stream #0.0 -> #0.0
Press [q] to stop encoding
Illegal instruction

Using Ubuntu 9.04. ffmpeg package is 3:0.svn20090303-1ubuntu6.

ffmpeg should be configured with runtime cpudetect flag to avoid this problem.

Josh <email address hidden> writes:

> Public bug reported:
>
> Binary package hint: ffmpeg
>
> Tried to create a video out of jpeg frames. Used this command: `ffmpeg
> -i r%05d.jpg tl.avi`

can you please create a proper backtrace? I need to know what
instruction is illegal.

please also attach the contents of your /proc/cpuinfo

--
Gruesse/greetings,
Reinhard Tartler, KeyID 945348A4

affects: ffmpeg (Ubuntu) → ffmpeg-debian (Ubuntu)
Changed in ffmpeg-debian (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Tricia (whtiger) wrote :

Sorry for late response, attached is the backtrace from `gdb ffmpeg` and then `r -i r00001.jpg tl.avi`.

(gdb) bt
#0 0xb7fda444 in ?? () from /usr/lib/i686/cmov/libswscale.so.0
#1 0x09ddc960 in ?? ()
Backtrace stopped: previous frame inner to this frame (corrupt stack?)
(gdb) display /i $pc
1: x/i $pc
0xb7fda444: movntq %mm0,(%ecx,%eax,1)

cpuinfo:

processor : 0
vendor_id : GenuineIntel
cpu family : 6
model : 5
model name : Pentium II (Deschutes)
stepping : 2
cpu MHz : 448.053
cache size : 512 KB
fdiv_bug : no
hlt_bug : no
f00f_bug : no
coma_bug : no
fpu : yes
fpu_exception : yes
cpuid level : 2
wp : yes
flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 mmx fxsr up
bogomips : 896.10
clflush size : 32
power management:

biebel (badk666) wrote :

I am experiencing the same problem.

It seems to be related to the architecture and mjpeg handling.

I could transform from h264 avi to flv without a problem, but when trying to extract a frame as jpeg I also got the "Illegal instruction" error:
ffmpeg -i Fenix.flv -t 00:00:1 -f mjpeg Fenix.jpg
FFmpeg version 0.5-svn17737+3:0.svn20090303-1ubuntu6, Copyright (c) 2000-2009 Fabrice Bellard, et al.
  configuration: --enable-gpl --enable-postproc --enable-swscale --enable-x11grab --extra-version=svn17737+3:0.svn20090303-1ubuntu6 --prefix=/usr --enable-avfilter --enable-avfilter-lavf --enable-libgsm --enable-libschroedinger --enable-libspeex --enable-libtheora --enable-libvorbis --enable-pthreads --disable-stripping --disable-vhook --enable-libdc1394 --disable-armv5te --disable-armv6 --disable-armv6t2 --disable-armvfp --disable-neon --disable-altivec --disable-vis --enable-shared --disable-static
  libavutil 49.15. 0 / 49.15. 0
  libavcodec 52.20. 0 / 52.20. 0
  libavformat 52.31. 0 / 52.31. 0
  libavdevice 52. 1. 0 / 52. 1. 0
  libavfilter 0. 4. 0 / 0. 4. 0
  libswscale 0. 7. 1 / 0. 7. 1
  libpostproc 51. 2. 0 / 51. 2. 0
  built on Apr 10 2009 23:18:41, gcc: 4.3.3

Seems stream 0 codec frame rate differs from container frame rate: 1000.00 (1000/1) -> 50.42 (605/12)
Input #0, flv, from 'Fenix.flv':
  Duration: 00:00:33.30, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 1000 kb/s
    Stream #0.0: Video: flv, yuv420p, 640x480, 1000 kb/s, 50.42 tbr, 1k tbn, 1k tbc
Output #0, mjpeg, to 'Fenix.jpg':
    Stream #0.0: Video: mjpeg, yuvj420p, 640x480, q=2-31, 200 kb/s, 90k tbn, 50.42 tbc
Stream mapping:
  Stream #0.0 -> #0.0
Press [q] to stop encoding
Illegal instruction

Assuming Josh's backtrace is a proper one (never done one before) here is my output after press [q]...:
[New Thread 0xb6e096c0 (LWP 4504)]

Program received signal SIGILL, Illegal instruction.
[Switching to Thread 0xb6e096c0 (LWP 4504)]
0xb802a714 in ?? () from /usr/lib/libswscale.so.0

and /proc/cpuinfo

processor : 0
vendor_id : GenuineIntel
cpu family : 5
model : 4
model name : Pentium MMX
stepping : 3
cpu MHz : 233.859
cache size : 0 KB
fdiv_bug : no
hlt_bug : no
f00f_bug : yes
coma_bug : no
fpu : yes
fpu_exception : yes
cpuid level : 1
wp : yes
flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr mce cx8 mmx up
bogomips : 467.71
clflush size : 32
power management:

Running the same command on the same file on my amd 64x x2 works as it should.

Reinhard Tartler (siretart) wrote :

this bug seems is valid to me

it seems that mplayer is using a newer version of MMX than is supported on Pentium II machines. As easy workaround, you can move /usr/lib/i686/cmov/libswscale.so.0 out of the way.

Changed in ffmpeg-debian (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
affects: ffmpeg-debian (Ubuntu) → ffmpeg (Ubuntu)
Changed in ffmpeg (Debian):
status: Unknown → New
Changed in ffmpeg (Debian):
status: New → Fix Released
Dylan Aïssi (daissi) wrote :

Fixed in Lucid

Changed in ffmpeg (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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