[vdr] Not good behaviour from vdr

dom.plu dom.plu at laposte.net
Sat Sep 29 12:33:08 CEST 2007


Hi

thanks for this future option, I have the same problem not caused directly by
card or drivers but in a multiple frontend system (dvb-s + dvb-t) if at least
one provider did not send signal , you loose all other concurrent records

It can be interresting to use the emergency shutdown only when there are no
other records running at the same time

Regards

Le samedi 29 septembre 2007 11:06, Klaus Schmidinger a écrit :
> 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.
>
> So this can *not* be called "crashing", and especially not "crashing
> the system", because I'm pretty sure your Linux system will not be affected
> by this.
>
> > Here is the fix we've been using:
> >
> > Locate the line in recorder.c and comment it out.
> >
> >            esyslog("ERROR: video data stream broken");
> > -          ShutdownHandler.RequestEmergencyExit();
> > + //       ShutdownHandler.RequestEmergencyExit();
>
> Since several users have been complaining about this in the past,
> I'll make this a setup parameter in one of the next versions, so
> everybody can decide for themselves whether they prefer lost
> recordings or an occasional restart.
>
> Klaus
>
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