[vdr] dvb-ttpci: ARM crashed @ card 1

Rainer Zocholl UseNet-Posting-Nospam-74308- at zocki.toppoint.de
Sat Feb 16 03:36:00 CET 2008



Hello


Just found vdr 1.4.7 running instead of beeing switched off.

No audio no live image, but OSD works OK!

I can switch between channels, 
OSD displays the current(!) EPG Info!
But no live image/sound!


Restarting VDR via OSD does not change anything.


But:
Starting replaying a record make the TV "live" angain.

But:
VDR now states -errornous- 

dvb-ttpci: ARM crashed @ card 1

how can the OSD work with a crashed ARM?

I found:
only the antenna signal was bad! (terristrical antenna dismounted long time
ago, because no one uses DVB-T ...)
Nothing had "crashed", no reason to stop recording or to restart VDR
(what would not have helped!)


Since i upgraded to 1.4.7 ctvdr i have to "fiddle" every evening on the box
to make (em, "try to" ) it run reliable again-

it's annoying and frustrating!
What happend to vdr between 1.4.3 and 1.4.7?
It seems to have become worser, not better.

("ARM crashed" i had 6 years ago in the beginningof the VDT with the 
-broken by design- 1.3 cards, but there only 2.x cards which ran flawlessly
with 1.4.3.).


Are developpers happy with such mulish(?) behaviour of the software?

"break down entrirely if there is no antenna signal on one of 4(!) cards".





vdr:~#
vdr:~# tail  /var//log/messages
29:07 vdr vdr: [3721] frontend 0 timed out while tuning to channel
87, tp 762

WTF tuned to channel 87 at this time?
(EPG scan, after 5h!)
chanel 87 is on DVB-T. DVT-T has no antenna in the moment.
Why does VDR have a problem with that "state" and does not handle ist
benign?

It forgot to start recordings because EPG scan(!) tunes to a card without 
antenna!

A colleage who tried VDR became almost mad after he plugged in a second
DVB-S: vdr contious to restart after a short while!
You laugh?
He he was not laughing because he already wasted an entire weekingend 
in swapping cards etc.
until he learned that every card in the system MUST
have a -good- antenna signal, regardless if the card is used or not...
because EPG scan would use every card and that VDR behaves -unexpectable-
sick without -good- antenna signals.





sevaral hours agao, EPG scan, which was on because of a reinstallation.
Why is EPG scan enabled by default?
It not needed for work, it ist only a "nice to have" because 1sec
-in words one second- is saved after a program switch until the info is
shown. It's not worth the trouble it made to turn it on by default!



29:24 vdr vdr: [3728] channel 7 (MDR FERNSEHEN) event Sat
16.02.2008 01:50-02:30 (VPS: 16.02 01:50) 'Brisant' status 1
29:24 vdr vdr: [3728] channel 7 (MDR FERNSEHEN) event Sat
16.02.2008 02:30-02:45 (VPS: 16.02 02:30) 'Tagesthemen' status 2
30:10 vdr vdr: [3721] frontend 0 timed out while tuning to channel
87, tp 762
30:16 vdr vdr: [3728] channel 7 (MDR FERNSEHEN) event Sat
16.02.2008 02:30-02:45 (VPS: 16.02 02:30) 'Tagesthemen' status 4
31:13 vdr vdr: [3721] frontend 0 timed out while tuning to channel
87, tp 762
32:16 vdr vdr: [3721] frontend 0 timed out while tuning to channel
87, tp 762
33:19 vdr vdr: [3721] frontend 0 timed out while tuning to channel
87, tp 762
34:22 vdr vdr: [3721] frontend 0 timed out while tuning to channel
87, tp 762
35:25 vdr vdr: [3721] frontend 0 timed out while tuning to channel
87, tp 762


Staringting the recording:

41:27 vdr vdr: [4211] loading
/var/lib/video.00/11.000_Meter_unter_den_Meeren/Fernsehfilm_Kanada_2006_(Race
_to_Mars)/2008-02-09.20.40.50.07.rec//marks.vdr
41:27 vdr vdr: [4238] TS buffer on device 2 thread ended (pid=4211,
tid=4238)
41:27 vdr vdr: [4237] buffer stats: 0 (0%) used
41:27 vdr vdr: [4237] receiver on device 2 thread ended (pid=4211,
tid=4237)
41:28 vdr vdr: [4240] dvbplayer thread started (pid=4211, tid=4240)
41:28 vdr vdr: [4241] non blocking file reader thread started
(pid=4211, tid=4241)
41:28 vdr vdr: [4240] setting audio track to 1 (0)

stopped replay after few seconds

41:37 vdr kernel: dvb-ttpci: ARM crashed @ card 1


41:37 vdr kernel: dvb-ttpci: gpioirq unknown type=0 len=0
41:37 vdr kernel: dvb-ttpci: adac type set to 0 @ card 1
41:37 vdr vdr: [4221] frontend 1 lost lock on channel 1, tp 111837
41:37 vdr vdr: [4221] frontend 1 regained lock on channel 1, tp 111837

41:56 vdr vdr: [4222] changing pids of channel 159 from 901+901:902:204 to 701+701:702:204
42:10 vdr vdr: [4241] non blocking file reader thread ended (pid=4211, tid=4241)
42:10 vdr vdr: [4240] dvbplayer thread ended (pid=4211, tid=4240)

42:11 vdr vdr: [4211] switching to channel 1

42:11 vdr vdr: [4211] buffer stats: 0 (0%) used
42:12 vdr vdr: [4211] max. latency time 3 seconds
42:12 vdr vdr: [4243] receiver on device 2 thread started (pid=4211, tid=4243)
42:12 vdr vdr: [4244] TS buffer on device 2 thread started (pid=4211, tid=4244)

Rainer---<=====>                         Vertraulich
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