[vdr] Re: reading epg.data kills vdr-1.3.27
udo_richter at gmx.de
Tue Aug 2 17:17:09 CEST 2005
Harald Milz wrote:
> As soo as epg.data is above a certain
> size (dunno which but it was like 10 MB the other minute ) vdr crashes
> when attempting to read it on vdr start. When I remove epg.data or
> truncate it to zero, vdr starts just fine.
To make sure that its not a broken entry in the epg.data file, copy and
edit the file. Drop roughly the first half of entries(*) and try to
start VDR with that file. If that works, copy back the original file and
drop the second half and retry.
If one of the half files crashes, continue dividing that file, until
you're down to the entry that does crash.
If the half files dont crash, try if removing different small parts
cures the problem or not.
(*) You have to keep the file structure valid of course. The file
contains channel blocks, and each channel block contains entry blocks. A
channel block starts with an uppercase C and ends with a lowercase c. An
entry block starts with an uppercase E and ends with a lowercase e.
Try dropping blocks starting with C and ending with c first, until
you're down on a single block, then drop blocks E...e.
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