[vdr] Too many open files - error

Carlos Javier Borroto carlos.borroto at gmail.com
Tue Feb 20 17:09:10 CET 2007


On 2/19/07, Kartsa <kari at kniivila.com> wrote:
I was about to test the performance of vdr when I stumbled on this message
>
> ERROR: /dev/dvb/adapter0/demux0: Too many open files
>

I'm also having this error, only in my case, is not only related to
recording, it also happens sometimes when just changing the channel:

Feb 20 11:02:11 hera vdr: [1027] switching to channel 4
Feb 20 11:02:11 hera vdr: [2812] transfer thread ended (pid=1027, tid=2812)
Feb 20 11:02:11 hera vdr: [2814] TS buffer on device 1 thread ended
(pid=1027, tid=2814)
Feb 20 11:02:11 hera vdr: [2813] buffer stats: 53204 (2%) used
Feb 20 11:02:11 hera vdr: [2813] receiver on device 1 thread ended
(pid=1027, tid=2813)
Feb 20 11:02:11 hera vdr: [1027] buffer stats: 53580 (2%) used
Feb 20 11:02:11 hera vdr: [1027] ERROR: can't open filter handle on
'/dev/dvb/adapter0/demux0'
Feb 20 11:02:11 hera vdr: [1027] ERROR: /dev/dvb/adapter0/demux0: Too
many open files
Feb 20 11:02:11 hera vdr: [1027] ERROR (dvbdevice.c,687): Too many open files
Feb 20 11:02:11 hera vdr: [1027] ERROR: can't set PID 4386 on device 1
Feb 20 11:02:11 hera vdr: [1027] ERROR (dvbdevice.c,712): Bad file descriptor
Feb 20 11:02:11 hera vdr: [2821] transfer thread started (pid=1027, tid=2821)

When this happens, I have to keep changing channels until I get a lock
and it is completly aleatory, to reproduce this error, I have to make
several channel switching until it happens.

My systems specs:
Ubuntu Edgy, kernel 2.6.17(the one that comes with the distro), I'm
also using the dvb driver that come with the distro kernels.
vdr-1.4.4, the one pre-patched be hooch(www.hoochvdr.info).

regards
--
Carlos Javier
Habana, CUBA



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