[vdr] VDR 1.5.15 on Gentoo: random and silent crash at startup
ville.aakko at gmail.com
Sat Feb 23 15:46:02 CET 2008
Since VDR 1.5.10 (or thereabouts) VDR has had this weird problem - and
now that the 1.6 RC is near, I decided to report it (also I've been a
bit busy so I wouldn't had had the time to look into this before
VDR dies at startup randomly, at around 5 seconds after the startup
(the Gentoo init script detects this fail, and so watchdog is newer
started). Just as randomly (~50% of the times) it start without errors
and is stable (as rock) in my working environment =).
When it crashes, I can sometimes see the "Welcome to VDR" in my VFD,
sometimes even on the output of my DXR3 (if not always but I don't
have my TV turned on always), but right at that point the
gentoo-vdr-scripts decide they have waited enough. This could be a
gentoo-vdr-scripts bug, too.
btw., this is what I run in my root crontab to work around this:
---- START VDRpurkkakoira.sh ----
while true ; do
if [ $? -gt 0 ] ; then ### punch the VDR
---- END ----
This also works as an additional layer of a watchdog; hence the script
name =) Usually it needs 1-5 punches (but sometimes none).
I believe some plugin is to blame. At VDR upgrade (when no plugin is
loaded as they usually need a recompile) VDR has never died this way.
I have my suspicions but I'm not going to tell them before I do some
more testing, to not to upset developers for nothing =)
Here are my plugins:
So, I'm going to do some testing by disabling plugins, but in the
meantime, has anyone run into the same problem? Or does anyone have
any suggestions I should try?
Also, I'll provide the syslog of my VDR in case someone is interested
- though it didn't provide anything to me that would tell why it fails
(and why it doesn't, when it doesn't).
Ville Aakko - ville.aakko at gmail.com
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