[vdr] Re: reading epg.data kills vdr-1.3.27

Udo Richter udo_richter at gmx.de
Tue Aug 2 17:17:09 CEST 2005

Harald Milz wrote:
> As soo as epg.data is above a certain
> size (dunno which but it was like 10 MB the other minute ) vdr crashes
> when attempting to read it on vdr start.  When I remove epg.data or
> truncate it to zero, vdr starts just fine.

Try this:

To make sure that its not a broken entry in the epg.data file, copy and 
edit the file. Drop roughly the first half of entries(*) and try to 
start VDR with that file. If that works, copy back the original file and 
drop the second half and retry.

If one of the half files crashes, continue dividing that file, until 
you're down to the entry that does crash.

If the half files dont crash, try if removing different small parts 
cures the problem or not.

(*) You have to keep the file structure valid of course. The file 
contains channel blocks, and each channel block contains entry blocks. A 
channel block starts with an uppercase C and ends with a lowercase c. An 
entry block starts with an uppercase E and ends with a lowercase e.
Try dropping blocks starting with C and ending with c first, until 
you're down on a single block, then drop blocks E...e.



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