[vdr] Suffering from continuous vdr restarts in various situations

Hans-Peter Jansen hpj at urpla.net
Tue Apr 17 01:01:11 CEST 2007


Hi Reinhard,

Am Montag, 16. April 2007 21:57 schrieb Reinhard Nissl:
> Hi,
>
> Hans-Peter Jansen wrote:
> > we're suffering from continuous vdr restarts every few minutes during
> > recording of certain programs, while this is spat into syslog:
>
> [..]
>
> > Apr 16 20:56:33 ziggy vdr: [9944] PES packet shortened to 3347 bytes
> > (expected: 3470 bytes) Apr 16 20:56:34 ziggy vdr: [9944] PES packet
> > shortened to 3286 bytes (expected: 3470 bytes) Apr 16 20:56:35 ziggy
> > vdr: [9944] PES packet shortened to 3372 bytes (expected: 3470 bytes)
> > Apr 16 20:56:35 ziggy vdr: [9944] PES packet shortened to 3394 bytes
> > (expected: 3470 bytes)
>
> Looks like TS packets get lost.
>
> [..]
>
> > Sys info: openSUSE 10.2, pretty actual vdr drivers from hg server,
> > vdr 1.46, 2 Hauppauge FF 2.1 dvb-s cards.
>
> Most likely, the DVB drivers are to blame. Do you see any relationship
> between updating the drivers and the occurrence of these messages in the
> logfiles?

Not really. Hmm, I thought, I had updated them lately, but they're from Feb 
22 :-(. Will update soon. 

One thing changed: my 15 month old son has learned to open the glass doors 
of the vdr cabinet, and loves to switch on/off that equipment. Thus we had 
to close the doors completely, which where partly open before and lock the 
doors which possibly raised the temperature inside vdr a bit (together with 
the extraordinary warm weather..). Unfortunately, the board isn't supported 
by lm_sensors :-(, thus I'm not sure, and the dvb cards get pretty warm 
anyway. Could this result in such effects?

On the old system with 1.2.6, we suffered from damaged recordings with heavy 
blocked pixel trash from time to time, which seemed to be fixed by update 
to the current stuff.

Hmm,
  Pete



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