[vdr] Not good behaviour from vdr

Ludwig Nussel ludwig.nussel at suse.de
Mon Oct 1 14:28:04 CEST 2007


Klaus Schmidinger wrote:
> On 09/29/07 09:30, Timothy D. Lenz wrote:
> > I don't know about it restarting. The crashing with loss of signal is
> > suposed to be a safe guard against creating blank recordings. Seems like a
> > bad idea to me to. Just delete the bad recordings, don't crash the system.
> 
> Well, let me just comment on the nomenclature here ;-)
> When VDR does an "emergency exit" because there is no video data for
> a while, this is a *controlled* action that shall allow the driver
> to be reloaded. Full featured cards sometimes have the problem that
> they completely lock up, and reloading the driver fixes this.

I wonder whether reloading modules is still an appropriate action.
Nowadays it's possible for example to bind/unbind drivers to/from
specific devices. Ie if you have multiple dvb-ttpci cards it should
be possible to reset a specific one. Maybe it would even be possible
to implement some kind of reset ioctl in the kernel drivers so vdr
doesn't need to rely on external scripts at all. 

cu
Ludwig

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