[vdr] VDR 1.7.15 + DXR3 lockup problem

Teemu Suikki tsuikki at zuik.org
Mon Nov 1 20:50:13 CET 2010


>> Hmm, I noticed that my OSD Flush time was set to 59 seconds in VDR
>> settings.. If I drop that to some small value like 5 seconds, VDR
>> doesn't hang anymore because the watchdog is not triggered for such a
>> short time.
>
> No idea about the cause, but I'd like to point out that the value range for
> the dxr3 plugin's OSD flush rate is 0 to 255 _milli_seconds.

Ah sorry my mistake. It's not OSD flush I was talking about, it's the
vdr message display timeout or whatever.. :) For some reason I thought
that was the "OSD flush" time.

Anyway, there's two separate bugs:

1) If the message display time is over 30sec, the watchdog will
timeout if there is another message in the queue waiting to be
displayed.

2) VDR deadlocks when it tries to panic exit on that situation..

This could be a bug in VDR and not dxr3 plugin, though.

Now I have the message display time set at 5 secs and it hasn't frozen
for several days now, so perhaps there's no reason to bother with this
bug. :) Easy fix would be to limit the message display time to 15secs
for example, so user can't set it too high by accident.

-- 
Teemu Suikki
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