[vdr] [RFC] Shutdown rewrite for 1.5.x

Klaus Schmidinger Klaus.Schmidinger at cadsoft.de
Sun Feb 25 12:16:31 CET 2007


Udo Richter wrote:
> Matthias Schwarzott wrote:
>> In gentoo vdr package we added a small hack (attached), which
>> implements a svdrp call "down" to tell vdr it is inactive and will
>> shutdown in X minutes.
>>
>> We call this from shutdown-scripts to let vdr retry shutdown in 5 min
>> (or other value if needed).
> 
> Question is: Is this still needed?
> 
> VDR already retries after an acceptable time, and VDR probably knows
> better whether an user is currently active or not. The only reason I
> could think of is that VDR was started without a timer nearby, and the
> start script knows that this is not an user start. And sending a kPower
> key press will also let VDR go inactive.
> 
> Things were different in old versions, where VDR retried shutdown after
> 3 hours or so, but that has changed.

I assume that with the ability to force a reload by sending SIGHUP
to the vdr process (which will be included in the upcoming version 1.5.1)
this should not be necessary any more.

Klaus



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