[vdr] Multiple tuners and reception error recovery without emergency exit

Petri Helin phelin at googlemail.com
Sun Aug 29 15:29:14 CEST 2010


Hi,

I was wondering whether what I experienced yesterday is really the way
VDR functions at the moment. I have two tuner cards, one in pci slot
and another connected via usb. While VDR was running I disconnected
the antenna cable from the pci card in order to connect it to a hd
cable ready set-top box. This resulted in a 0 sized recording due to
VDR not switching the tuner to the one still connected to the antenna.
You can see this in the following log entries:

Aug 28 17:31:56 vdrkone2 vdr: [1282] frontend 0/0 provides DVB-C
("VLSI VES1820 DVB-C")
Aug 28 17:31:56 vdrkone2 vdr: [1282] frontend 1/0 provides DVB-C
("Philips TDA10023 DVB-C")
Aug 28 17:31:56 vdrkone2 vdr: [1344] tuner on frontend 0/0 thread
started (pid=1282, tid=1344)
Aug 28 18:36:30 vdrkone2 vdr: [1344] frontend 0/0 lost lock on channel 1, tp 274
Aug 28 18:36:32 vdrkone2 vdr: [1344] frontend 0/0 timed out while
tuning to channel 1, tp 274
Aug 28 18:37:26 vdrkone2 vdr: [1344] frontend 0/0 timed out while
tuning to channel 1, tp 274
Aug 28 18:37:53 vdrkone2 vdr: [1344] frontend 0/0 timed out while
tuning to channel 1, tp 274
Aug 28 18:38:11 vdrkone2 vdr: [1344] frontend 0/0 timed out while
tuning to channel 7, tp 274
Aug 28 18:39:14 vdrkone2 vdr: [1344] frontend 0/0 timed out while
tuning to channel 7, tp 274
...
Aug 28 21:55:00 vdrkone2 vdr: [1282] switching device 1 to channel 7
Aug 28 21:55:00 vdrkone2 vdr: [1282] timer 1 (7 2155-2351 'Tapaus
Wilson (K15)') start
Aug 28 21:55:00 vdrkone2 vdr: [1282] Title: 'Tapaus Wilson (K15)'
Subtitle: '(null)'
Aug 28 21:55:00 vdrkone2 vdr: [1282] record
/data/video/Tapaus_Wilson_(K15)/2010-08-28.21.55.7-0.rec
Aug 28 21:55:00 vdrkone2 vdr: [1282] creating directory
/data/video/Tapaus_Wilson_(K15)
Aug 28 21:55:01 vdrkone2 vdr: [1344] frontend 0/0 timed out while
tuning to channel 7, tp 274
Aug 28 21:55:13 vdrkone2 vdr: [1282] creating directory
/data/video/Tapaus_Wilson_(K15)/2010-08-28.21.55.7-0.rec
Aug 28 21:55:13 vdrkone2 vdr: [1282] recording to
'/data/video/Tapaus_Wilson_(K15)/2010-08-28.21.55.7-0.rec/00001.ts'
Aug 28 21:55:13 vdrkone2 vdr: [5921] recording thread started
(pid=1282, tid=5921)
Aug 28 21:55:14 vdrkone2 vdr: [1348] channel 2 (TV2) event La
28.08.2010 21:55-22:05 'Urheiluruutu' status 4
Aug 28 21:55:14 vdrkone2 vdr: [1282] max. latency time 14 seconds
Aug 28 21:55:44 vdrkone2 vdr: [5921] ERROR: video data stream broken
Aug 28 21:55:44 vdrkone2 vdr: [5921] emergency exit request ignored
according to setup
Aug 28 21:56:04 vdrkone2 vdr: [1344] frontend 0/0 timed out while
tuning to channel 7, tp 274

As you can see, I have turned the emergency exit off, but I'd have
thought that VDR would have been able to try the other tuner without
emergency exit being activated. However, this does not seem to be the
case. Is there any reason for that?

-Petri



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