[mythtv-users] Frontend crash after 2-3 hours of live tv - Any suggestions?
wmunson at rochester.rr.com
Tue Mar 21 17:51:44 UTC 2006
> William wrote:
> > I am running 0.19 release-fixes compiled on a FC2 system. After
> > watching live tv for a while the frontend will just freeze.
> I have not
> > been able to figure out what to look for on this issue. When the
> > system fails, the hard drive light will run solid on for a
> good 3-4
> > minutes. It almost looks like it may be updateing the allocation
> > tables or trying to fix an error. The file system is a pair of ide
> > drives in a LVM formatted with XFS. I dont think its an issue with
> > file size although the live tv files are usually ~4GB in size when
> > things fail. Any suggestions on what to check?
> > TIA,
> > Bill
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> what about mythbackend.log, messages ....? Also imho your livetv file
> should be a ringbuffer and should grow to that size.
> Just my 2c.
Thanks for responding. In 0.19 the live tv function writes a file just like
any other recording. ASAIK the backend log shows nothing out of the
ordinary. I may have to recompile with debugging enabled and try to get some
log data. I was hoping to get some suggestions on where to look. Programs
record just fine, even long ones like football games are fine. They play
back fine too. Only live tv is affected. This has started since the changes
to live tv from a buffer to a file. My suspicion is that tv is playing
backing slightly faster than its recording and at some point the frontend
requests data that is not there yet and hangs at that point. As a test, I
had the wife pause live tv for 30-60 seconds to build up a buffer but I just
realized that the recording ends and starts with a fresh filename when each
show ends. Thats probably not going to help.
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