[mythtv-users] Unusual problem

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Tue Sep 4 16:04:54 UTC 2007


On 09/04/2007 06:31 AM, Martin Turner wrote:
> This isn't strictly a Myth question, but only my master Myth backend is 
> doing this so I thought I'd ask here. The box its self has been running 
> more or less fine for about 2 years now except that recently (the last 2 
> weeks) it has developed a stutter.. Now I say stutter because it 
> sounds/looks like it gets stuck in a second loop for about 4-6 seconds 
> then continues on fine like nothing ever happened. I don't have anything 
> in the logs (myth or syslog) to indicate what is going on and im 
> basically stuck.. As you can imagining its extremely annoying having it 
> do this at random..
>   
...
> - The clock in the system actually stops for the time its stuttering and 
> needs to re-sync. NTP fixes this fairly quickly, but interesting..

That problem is what's probably causes Myth problems.  If you fix the
clock problem, you'll probably "fix" Myth at the same time.

Tickless kernel?  Frequency scaling?  Both (among other things) can
cause problems with time.

Mike


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