[vdr] vdr stopped in the night

Peter Dittmann peter.dittmann at philips.com
Fri Jul 22 16:02:42 CEST 2005


>> > This is new behavior. It has never done this before.
Lucky guy ;-)
The comunity has almost resigned to expect more than some days without an 
unexpected vdr restart.

>> 
>> Sure, but since this happens _before_ vdr is started (if I got it 
right,
>
> No, wrong. Stopping in the night has nothing to do with _before_
> starting. Stopping is _after_ starting

There are a lot of possible causes that can trigger a vdr restart.
This is the way it's supposed to do it as a watchdog and there is nothing 
wrong if it's not happening too frequently or completely recreatable 
because of broken code (it's undesirable anyway). 

However it's the job of "runvdr" to insure to get vdr cleanly restarted 
automaticly after an emergency exit.
If you put a password into runvdr you didn't realy understood what 
runvdr's job and spoided the error recovery done by runvdr.
So if you expect vdr to run for some weeks you have to allow vdr to 
recover using runvdr without a password needed.

EPG scan is known to be critical. Once it does a lot of channel switching. 
Second it may tune to critical channels (e.g. HDTV does not work with a 
full featured card). And third EPG is quite often containing horrible 
things that crash vdr.

regards Peter

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