[vdr] Sudden vdr restarts almost continuously

Jukka Palko jpalko at gmail.com
Wed Aug 23 09:02:47 CEST 2006


I have been running vdr 1.4 version with rather good success for some 
time now, but now all of a sudden I have started getting almost 
continuous restarting of vdr.

In system log I get only this:
Aug 23 09:31:11 sempron vdr: [16318] ERROR: video data stream broken
Aug 23 09:31:11 sempron vdr: [16318] initiating emergency exit
Aug 23 09:31:12 sempron vdr: [16278] emergency exit requested - shutting 
down
Aug 23 09:31:12 sempron lircd-0.8.0[5959]: removed client
Aug 23 09:31:14 sempron vdr: [16278] emergency exit!
Aug 23 09:31:15 sempron vdrwatchdog[16327]: initializing full VDR restart

I have the system running now with log level 3 which perhaps gives more 
information. Any quick suggestions on this problem?

I have tried already setting EPG updates to setting 0 which was 
suggested on one web page, but it didn't seem to help me. Program still 
keeps crashing on recording starts and endings. Also it keeps saying 
that VPS recording caused this restart even though none of my recording 
are set to use VPS.

System information (relevant bits of gentoo info and other):
Portage 2.1-r2 (default-linux/x86/2006.0, gcc-3.4.6, glibc-2.3.6-r4, 
2.6.17.4 i686)
=================================================================
System uname: 2.6.17.4 i686 AMD Sempron(tm) 2500+
CFLAGS="-march=athlon-xp -msse -mmmx -m3dnow -Os -fomit-frame-pointer 
-frerun-loop-opt -pipe"
CHOST="i686-pc-linux-gnu"

Cards in machine are:
# lspci -v -s 0a.0
00:0a.0 Multimedia controller: Philips Semiconductors SAA7146 (rev 01)
         Subsystem: Technotrend Systemtechnik GmbH Technotrend/Hauppauge 
DVB card rev2.1
         Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 12
         Memory at dfffbe00 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512]

sempron ~ # lspci -v -s 0d.0
00:0d.0 Multimedia controller: Philips Semiconductors SAA7146 (rev 01)
         Subsystem: Technotrend Systemtechnik GmbH Technotrend/Hauppauge 
DVB card rev2.1
         Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 10
         Memory at dfffbc00 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512]

Gentoo package version of vdr is media-video/vdr-1.4.1-r2 and only use 
flag for it is subtitles.


Hope someone has a suggestion. Here is a log level 3 messages output 
while software dies:
Aug 23 10:01:08 sempron vdr: [19710] ERROR: video data stream broken
Aug 23 10:01:08 sempron vdr: [19710] initiating emergency exit
Aug 23 10:01:08 sempron vdr: [19670] emergency exit requested - shutting 
down
Aug 23 10:01:08 sempron vdr: [19670] stopping plugin: mplayer
Aug 23 10:01:08 sempron vdr: [19670] stopping plugin: screenshot
Aug 23 10:01:08 sempron vdr: [19670] stopping plugin: timeline
Aug 23 10:01:08 sempron vdr: [19670] stopping plugin: femon
Aug 23 10:01:08 sempron vdr: [19670] stopping plugin: osdteletext
Aug 23 10:01:08 sempron vdr: [19670] stopping plugin: subtitles
Aug 23 10:01:08 sempron vdr: [19711] recording thread ended (pid=19711, 
tid=19711)
Aug 23 10:01:08 sempron vdr: [19713] TS buffer on device 2 thread ended 
(pid=19713, tid=19713)
Aug 23 10:01:08 sempron vdr: [19712] buffer stats: 87796 (4%) used
Aug 23 10:01:08 sempron vdr: [19712] receiver on device 2 thread ended 
(pid=19712, tid=19712)
Aug 23 10:01:08 sempron vdr: [19710] file writer thread ended 
(pid=19710, tid=19710)
Aug 23 10:01:08 sempron vdr: [19670] buffer stats: 88172 (1%) used
Aug 23 10:01:08 sempron vdr: [19670] timer 1 (1 0913-1016 
'Puutarhaetsivät') stop
Aug 23 10:01:08 sempron vdr: [19670] executing 
'/usr/share/vdr/bin/vdrrecord-gate.sh after 
"/video/Puutarhaetsivät/2006-08-23.09.13.50.99.rec"'
Aug 23 10:01:08 sempron vdr: [19670] saved setup to /video/vdr/setup.conf
Aug 23 10:01:08 sempron vdr: [19691] tuner on device 1 thread ended 
(pid=19691, tid=19691)
Aug 23 10:01:08 sempron lircd-0.8.0[5959]: removed client
Aug 23 10:01:08 sempron vdr: [19698] receiver on device 1 thread ended 
(pid=19698, tid=19698)
Aug 23 10:01:08 sempron vdr: [19692] section handler thread ended 
(pid=19692, tid=19692)
Aug 23 10:01:09 sempron vdr: [19694] tuner on device 2 thread ended 
(pid=19694, tid=19694)
Aug 23 10:01:09 sempron vdr: [19695] section handler thread ended 
(pid=19695, tid=19695)
Aug 23 10:01:09 sempron vdr: [19670] deleting plugin: mplayer
Aug 23 10:01:09 sempron vdr: [19670] deleting plugin: screenshot
Aug 23 10:01:09 sempron vdr: [19670] deleting plugin: timeline
Aug 23 10:01:09 sempron vdr: [19670] deleting plugin: femon
Aug 23 10:01:09 sempron vdr: [19670] deleting plugin: osdteletext
Aug 23 10:01:09 sempron vdr: [19670] buffer stats: 0 (0%) used
Aug 23 10:01:09 sempron vdr: [19670] deleting plugin: subtitles
Aug 23 10:01:09 sempron vdr: [19670] =====================
Aug 23 10:01:09 sempron vdr: [19670] EPG bugfix statistics
Aug 23 10:01:09 sempron vdr: [19670] =====================
Aug 23 10:01:09 sempron vdr: [19670] IF SOMEBODY WHO IS IN CHARGE OF THE 
EPG DATA FOR ONE OF THE LISTED
Aug 23 10:01:09 sempron vdr: [19670] CHANNELS READS THIS: PLEASE TAKE A 
LOOK AT THE FUNCTION cEvent::FixEpgBugs()
Aug 23 10:01:09 sempron vdr: [19670] IN VDR/epg.c TO LEARN WHAT'S WRONG 
WITH YOUR DATA, AND FIX IT!
Aug 23 10:01:09 sempron vdr: [19670] =====================
Aug 23 10:01:09 sempron vdr: [19670] Fix        Hits    Channels
Aug 23 10:01:09 sempron vdr: [19670] 6  18      YLE FST, Nelonen, YLE24, 
YLEQ, YLE TV2
Aug 23 10:01:09 sempron vdr: [19670] 7  659     SubTV, YLE FST, Nelonen, 
MTV3, Urheilukanava, MTV3+, YLE24, YLE Teema, YLE TV1, ...
Aug 23 10:01:09 sempron vdr: [19670] 12 69      MTV3+, YLE FST, 
Urheilukanava, YLE24, YLE TV1
Aug 23 10:01:09 sempron vdr: [19670] =====================
Aug 23 10:01:09 sempron vdr: [19670] max. latency time 1 seconds
Aug 23 10:01:09 sempron vdr: [19670] exiting
Aug 23 10:01:09 sempron vdr: [19670] emergency exit!
Aug 23 10:01:15 sempron vdrwatchdog[19719]: initializing full VDR restart


-Jukka

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Jukka Palko    jpalko at gmail.com



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