[vdr] runvdr - better control ?

Klaus Schmidinger Klaus.Schmidinger at cadsoft.de
Sun Oct 30 18:27:13 CET 2005


Wolfgang Goeller wrote:
> Hello
> 
> Sometimes a recording is not done although vdr is running.
> Since vdr was running - according to ps runvdr did not restart vdr.
> 
> I dont't know what's the reason, might be, my vdr sometimes
> get tired :-) In /var/log/messages I find no explanation.
> But I think I've got a reasonable and simple solution:
> 
> When vdr behaves like this (halfdead) I can't connect to
> the svdrhost. My proposal thus for testing if vdr is really
> alive:
> 
> a=`svdrpsend.pl -p 2001 "quit" | grep SVDRP`
> if [ -z $a ]
> then
> RESTART
> fi

Do you have the watchdog timer active (option -w)?
If so, it might be interesting to find out why
it doesn't kick in.

Klaus



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