[parsec-users] Bug in x264 on Sparc

Christian Bienia cbienia at CS.Princeton.EDU
Thu Mar 5 14:07:38 EST 2009


Hi,

Christian Fensch of University of Cambridge fixed the bus error in x264 that
caused the program to crash on Sparc. The crash was caused by unaligned
memory accesses. Christian's patch is now available on the PARSEC Wiki:

http://wiki.cs.princeton.edu/index.php/PARSEC#Patches_and_Bugfixes

Only the x264 version in PARSEC 2.0 is affected. The bug was probably
introduced with one of the many improvements that were added to x264 since
its release as part of first version of PARSEC. The patch only fixes the
alignment for 32-bit Sparc machines.

- Chris




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