[vdr] too many processes?

André Bischof a.bischof at gmx.net
Tue Dec 13 11:15:26 CET 2005


Klaus Schmidinger schrieb:
> André Bischof wrote:
> 
>> Hello,
>>
>> I'm running vdr 1.3.31 with a nova-t and a dxr3. I'm experiencing a 
>> lot sync problems, investigating in that problem I had to recognize 
>> that vdr builds a lot of subprocesses.
...
>> Is that normal behaviour or some kind of misconfiguration? If so, how 
>> I can I put that right?
> 
> 
> Depending on how many DVB devices your system has, this is normal.
> See the log file for information on what these threads do.

Hello Klaus,

thanks for your immediate answer, but I cannot see anything regarding 
processes in the logs - maybe I simply look at the wrong place? Or is 
one vdr-kbd process started for each plugin?

Starting vdr I get (first lines are the error I'm investigating in):

==> /var/log/messages <==
Dec 13 09:21:54 linux vdr[15164]: cAudioRepacker: skipped 1117 bytes to 
sync on next audio frame
Dec 13 09:21:54 linux vdr[15164]: cAudioRepacker: skipped 769 bytes to 
sync on next audio frame
Dec 13 09:21:54 linux vdr[15164]: cAudioRepacker: skipped 269 bytes to 
sync on next audio frame
Dec 13 09:21:54 linux vdr[15164]: cAudioRepacker: skipped 1467 bytes 
while syncing on next audio frame
Dec 13 09:21:55 linux vdr[15164]: cAudioRepacker: skipped 1467 bytes 
while syncing on next audio frame
Dec 13 09:21:55 linux vdr[15164]: cAudioRepacker: skipped 504 bytes to 
sync on next audio frame
Dec 13 09:21:55 linux vdr[15164]: cAudioRepacker: skipped 146 bytes to 
sync on next audio frame
...
Dec 13 11:15:56 linux vdr-kbd: deleting plugin: femon
Dec 13 11:15:56 linux vdr-kbd: deleting plugin: remote
Dec 13 11:15:56 linux vdr-kbd: deleting plugin: dxr3
Dec 13 11:15:56 linux vdr-kbd: deleting plugin: epgsearch
Dec 13 11:15:56 linux vdr-kbd: deleting plugin: dvd
Dec 13 11:15:56 linux vdr-kbd: deleting plugin: mp3
Dec 13 11:15:56 linux vdr-kbd: deleting plugin: sysinfo
Dec 13 11:15:57 linux vdr[18068]: VDR version 1.3.31 started
Dec 13 11:15:57 linux vdr[18068]: loading plugin: 
/usr/lib/vdr/plugins/libvdr-sysinfo.so.1.3.31
Dec 13 11:15:57 linux vdr[18068]: loading plugin: 
/usr/lib/vdr/plugins/libvdr-mp3.so.1.3.31
Dec 13 11:15:57 linux vdr[18068]: loading plugin: 
/usr/lib/vdr/plugins/libvdr-dvd.so.1.3.31
Dec 13 11:15:57 linux vdr[18068]: loading plugin: 
/usr/lib/vdr/plugins/libvdr-epgsearch.so.1.3.31
Dec 13 11:15:57 linux vdr[18068]: loading plugin: 
/usr/lib/vdr/plugins/libvdr-dxr3.so.1.3.31
Dec 13 11:15:57 linux vdr[18068]: loading plugin: 
/usr/lib/vdr/plugins/libvdr-remote.so.1.3.31
Dec 13 11:15:57 linux vdr[18068]: loading plugin: 
/usr/lib/vdr/plugins/libvdr-femon.so.1.3.31
Dec 13 11:15:57 linux vdr[18068]: loading /var/lib/vdr/setup.conf
Dec 13 11:15:57 linux vdr[18068]: loading /var/lib/vdr/sources.conf
Dec 13 11:15:57 linux vdr[18068]: loading /var/lib/vdr/diseqc.conf
Dec 13 11:15:57 linux vdr[18068]: loading /var/lib/vdr/channels.conf
Dec 13 11:15:57 linux vdr[18068]: loading /var/lib/vdr/timers.conf
Dec 13 11:15:57 linux vdr[18068]: loading /var/lib/vdr/commands.conf
Dec 13 11:15:57 linux vdr[18068]: loading /var/lib/vdr/reccmds.conf
Dec 13 11:15:57 linux vdr[18068]: loading /var/lib/vdr/svdrphosts.conf
Dec 13 11:15:57 linux vdr[18068]: loading /var/lib/vdr/ca.conf
Dec 13 11:15:57 linux vdr[18068]: loading /var/lib/vdr/remote.conf
Dec 13 11:15:57 linux vdr[18068]: loading /var/lib/vdr/keymacros.conf
Dec 13 11:15:57 linux vdr[18068]: found 1 video device
Dec 13 11:15:57 linux vdr[18068]: initializing plugin: sysinfo (0.0.4a): 
System information plugin
Dec 13 11:15:57 linux vdr[18068]: initializing plugin: mp3 (0.9.13): A 
versatile audio player
Dec 13 11:15:57 linux vdr[18068]: loading 
/var/lib/vdr/plugins/mp3sources.conf
Dec 13 11:15:57 linux vdr[18068]: loading id3 cache from 
/video/id3info.cache
Dec 13 11:15:57 linux vdr[18068]: initializing plugin: dvd (0.3.6-b03): 
turn VDR into an (almost) full featured DVD player
Dec 13 11:15:57 linux vdr[18068]: initializing plugin: epgsearch 
(0.9.7): search the EPG for repeats and more
Dec 13 11:15:57 linux vdr[18068]: initializing plugin: dxr3 (0.2.4): 
Hardware MPEG decoder
Dec 13 11:15:58 linux kernel: adv717x.o: Configuring for PAL
Dec 13 11:15:58 linux kernel: em8300_audio.o: Analog audio enabled
Dec 13 11:15:58 linux kernel: em8300: Microcode version 0x29 loaded
Dec 13 11:15:58 linux kernel: adv717x.o: Configuring for PAL
Dec 13 11:15:58 linux vdr[18068]: initializing plugin: remote (0.3.3): 
Remote control
Dec 13 11:15:58 linux vdr[18068]: initializing plugin: femon (0.9.1): 
DVB Signal Information Monitor (OSD)
Dec 13 11:15:58 linux vdr[18068]: setting primary device to 2
Dec 13 11:15:58 linux vdr[18068]: SVDRP listening on port 2001
Dec 13 11:15:58 linux vdr[18068]: loading 
/var/lib/vdr/themes/classic-default.theme
Dec 13 11:15:58 linux vdr[18068]: starting plugin: sysinfo
Dec 13 11:15:58 linux vdr[18068]: starting plugin: mp3
Dec 13 11:15:58 linux vdr[18068]: starting plugin: dvd
Dec 13 11:15:58 linux vdr[18068]: starting plugin: epgsearch
Dec 13 11:15:58 linux vdr[18068]: loading 
/var/lib/vdr/plugins/epgsearch.conf
Dec 13 11:15:58 linux vdr[18068]: starting plugin: dxr3
Dec 13 11:15:58 linux vdr[18068]: starting plugin: remote
Dec 13 11:15:58 linux vdr[18068]: starting plugin: femon
Dec 13 11:15:58 linux vdr[18068]: loading 
/var/lib/vdr/themes/classic-default.theme
Dec 13 11:15:58 linux vdr[18068]: switching to channel 13
Dec 13 11:15:58 linux vdr[18068]: dxr3: Setting digital PCM audio mode
Dec 13 11:15:58 linux kernel: em8300_audio.o: Digital PCM audio enabled

André



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