[vdr] Re: reading epg.data kills vdr-1.3.27

Klaus Schmidinger Klaus.Schmidinger at cadsoft.de
Sat Jul 23 10:41:03 CEST 2005


Harald Milz wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 19, 2005 at 10:18:12PM +0200, Harald Milz wrote:
> 
>>got another issue with 1.3.27. Whenever epg.data is larger than about 6
>>MBytes, vdr will not start reliably. It will attempt to read epg.data, sit
>>for a while, then restart, and loop. 
> 
> 
> Tested it again and went back to 1.3.26.
> 
> This one crashed vdr-1.3.27. As soon as I moved it away, vdr-1.3.27 came up
> reliably. 
> -rw-r--r--   1 vdr  video  5162967 Jul 21 07:45 epg.data.O
> 
> this one killed 1.3.26. Moving it away ... you get the idea. 
> 
> -rw-r--r--   1 vdr  video 11593123 Jul 22 23:06 epg.data
> 
> 
>>Is there a reliable way of truncating epg.data if it gets too large? 
> 
> 
> Is there? Should I truncate it to zero each time I start vdr? 

Woudn't it be a better idea to try to find out what's _really_
causing this? Truncating the file merely cures the symptoms...

Klaus



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