Bug 58408 - SDL must not be built with nasm 0.98
SDL must not be built with nasm 0.98
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: nasm (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Trond Eivind Glomsrxd
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Reported: 2002-01-15 20:19 EST by Miguel Freitas
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-01-16 10:42:36 EST
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Description Miguel Freitas 2002-01-15 20:19:33 EST
I'm finishing SDL video driver for xine when i noticed that
if hardware acceleration is disabled (SDL_VIDEO_YUV_HWACCEL=0
or no hw support) the SDL driver dies by segfault.

Backtrace as follows:

#0  0x40772fd3 in _Hermes_X86_CPU () from /usr/lib/libSDL-1.2.so.0
(gdb) bt
#0  0x40772fd3 in _Hermes_X86_CPU () from /usr/lib/libSDL-1.2.so.0
#1  0x0855ab28 in ?? () at eval.c:41
#2  0x40759a3f in SDL_CreateYUVOverlay () from /usr/lib/libSDL-1.2.so.0
#3  0x4071fd11 in sdl_update_frame_format (this_gen=0x80be340,
    frame_gen=0x80f96a0, width=320, height=240, ratio_code=42,
    format=842094169, flags=3) at video_out_sdl.c:322
(#3 is the last xine code before SDL)

Searching for this problem on google i found an interesting message:


So i tried to fix the problem with the steps:

1) downloaded SDL-1.2.3 sources and recompiled it on RH7.2.

2) tried xine again. No luck, still segfaults.

3) downloaded and installed nasm-0.98.08.

4) recompiled SDL-1.2.3 with the new nasm.

5) tried xine again. Worked flawless, the problem is gone.

I guess this guy (Mattias Engdegerd) is right. You must upgrade
to a newer nasm version or disable the asm code.
Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2002-01-16 10:42:30 EST
Since I can't build SDL against something we aren't shipping I'm reassigning
this to nasm as a request to update the nasm package.
Comment 2 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2002-01-16 11:01:53 EST
There is no newer release of nasm. This is a development version. I don't want
to add that...  I'll upgrade when it's released.
Comment 3 Miguel Freitas 2002-01-16 11:18:34 EST
Ok. So maybe SDL asm code should be disabled until we have a nasm version
capable of generating good code? (eg. commenting USE_ASMBLIT)

In fact, I don't want to discuss if it's either SDL or nasm fault. I'm
justing suggesting a workaround to have working libraries at RH distro.

This bug is real. Some other reports about it:


(this one explains the bug)

People over the web have even guessed this to be a gcc-2.96 problem!!
there are myths that never die... :)
Comment 4 Miguel Freitas 2002-01-16 11:32:14 EST
btw, version 0.98.08 is the only one listed on downloads section of
nasm homepage.


it looks like a release version to me (marked as "bugfixes")

Comment 5 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2002-01-16 11:57:35 EST
I know the nasm bug is real, and when 0.99 or 1.0 is out, I'll upgrade.

(wow... yet another nasm site. Another one has 0.98.22.)

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