[vdr] too many processes?

Klaus Schmidinger Klaus.Schmidinger at cadsoft.de
Tue Dec 13 11:18:45 CET 2005


André Bischof wrote:
> 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

You are either running VDR with a limited log level (option -l),
or your syslog setup is spreading the various log messages all over the place.
Normally all log messages should go into /var/log/messages.

Klaus



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