Commit ffcc6e24 authored by Måns Rullgård's avatar Måns Rullgård
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Add -timelimit option

This option limits the CPU time used by ffmpeg to the number of seconds
specified.  After this time, the OS sends a SIGXCPU signal, which we
handle and attempt to exit cleanly.  If the process is stuck, the OS
will deliver a SIGKILL one second later, forcibly terminating the

This functionality is useful in automated setups where a runaway ffmpeg
process would otherwise go undetected.

Originally committed as revision 21347 to svn://
parent 5e7dfb7d
......@@ -41,6 +41,9 @@
#include "libavformat/network.h"
#include <sys/resource.h>
#undef exit
......@@ -257,6 +260,19 @@ int opt_loglevel(const char *opt, const char *arg)
return 0;
int opt_timelimit(const char *opt, const char *arg)
int lim = parse_number_or_die(opt, arg, OPT_INT64, 0, INT_MAX);
struct rlimit rl = { lim, lim + 1 };
if (setrlimit(RLIMIT_CPU, &rl))
fprintf(stderr, "Warning: -%s not implemented on this OS\n", opt);
return 0;
void set_context_opts(void *ctx, void *opts_ctx, int flags)
int i;
......@@ -55,6 +55,11 @@ int opt_default(const char *opt, const char *arg);
int opt_loglevel(const char *opt, const char *arg);
* Limit the execution time.
int opt_timelimit(const char *opt, const char *arg);
* Parses a string and returns its corresponding value as a double.
* Exits from the application if the string cannot be correctly
......@@ -353,6 +353,10 @@ static void term_init(void)
signal(SIGINT , sigterm_handler); /* Interrupt (ANSI). */
signal(SIGTERM, sigterm_handler); /* Termination (ANSI). */
#ifdef SIGXCPU
signal(SIGXCPU, sigterm_handler);
register a function to be called at normal program termination
......@@ -3863,6 +3867,7 @@ static const OptionDef options[] = {
{ "dframes", OPT_INT | HAS_ARG, {(void*)&max_frames[CODEC_TYPE_DATA]}, "set the number of data frames to record", "number" },
{ "benchmark", OPT_BOOL | OPT_EXPERT, {(void*)&do_benchmark},
"add timings for benchmarking" },
{ "timelimit", OPT_FUNC2 | HAS_ARG, {(void*)opt_timelimit}, "set max runtime in seconds", "limit" },
{ "dump", OPT_BOOL | OPT_EXPERT, {(void*)&do_pkt_dump},
"dump each input packet" },
{ "hex", OPT_BOOL | OPT_EXPERT, {(void*)&do_hex_dump},
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