[mythtv-users] Hard crashes of mythtv backends
bill.omer at gmail.com
Wed Nov 7 15:33:50 UTC 2007
> Do others with multiple ivtv cards have backends crashing like this?
> I wonder if this is common or something specific to my setup.
I'm having the same issue. My backend will randomly lock up,
requiring a hard reset. I'm using ext3, seems like everyone else
chiming in here that's having this problem is using XFS.
It seems with mine that it looks up at a similar time as yours does
Michael. It appears (but not confirmed) that the majority of the time
the system will lock up when it's recording two shows on my
pvr150/250, a show on my hd3000, slaves are commflagging, and a show
is being watched. This sometimes happens daily, sometimes it will go
a week or more. It's very odd.
I think the problem has something to do with pushing too much IO
against a single drive. If I'm recording three shows, processing two,
and watching one, that's three constants writes and three reads going
against one single hard drive. I'm wondering if there's a threshold
that I'm breaching.
> Missing a minute or two of a recording while mythbackend restarts is
> annoying but missing a whole night due to a hard crash is hard on the
> WAF. :(
Indeed. Myth can be the greatest thing in the world, but it can also
be the root cause of many stressful evenings haha
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