[vdr] Buffer Messages in Logs

Dave inssomniak at mountaincable.net
Wed Dec 14 22:02:48 CET 2005

Just like that first link you have there, it happens when the bitrate 
goes high, (high quality channels, with high bitrates and AC3 sound for 
example), other channels dont do it at all. Just the ones that look 
amazing on the screen.

Martin Dauskardt wrote:

>>Date: Tue, 13 Dec 2005 17:26:02 -0500
>>From: Dave <inssomniak at mountaincable.net>
>>Subject: [vdr] Buffer Messages in Logs
>>To: vdr at linuxtv.org
>>Now and then I get these sectons of messages in my logs, sometimes it
>>will go several hours before they appear, and other times it goes only
>>10 minutes before a chunk is written.. Vdr 1.3.37 with Softdevice CVS:
>>After it goes "clearing transfer buffer to avoid overflows" (at the end)
>>they stop appearing for a while.
>>Dec 13 16:40:01 vdr cron[13273]: (root) CMD (test -x /usr/sbin/run-crons
>>&& /usr/sbin/run-crons )
>>Dec 13 16:50:11 vdr vdr[10997]: buffer usage: 60% (tid=2195465)
>>Dec 13 16:50:13 vdr vdr[10997]: buffer usage: 70% (tid=2195465)
>>Dec 13 16:50:14 vdr vdr[10997]: buffer usage: 80% (tid=2195465)
>>Dec 13 16:50:15 vdr vdr[10997]: buffer usage: 90% (tid=2195465)
>>Dec 13 16:50:15 vdr vdr[11811]: clearing transfer buffer to avoid
>I can confirm that this is a serious problem that a lot of people have -
>even with FF-cards. We discussed this in german vdrportal forum, and we have
>not found a solution yet.
>I tried this http://linuxtv.org/pipermail/vdr/2005-November/006393.html
>without success.
>Also this patch http://linuxtv.org/pipermail/vdr/2005-November/006337.html
>did not solve the problem - but it seems to take a few minutes longer until
>the buffer is full.
>I wonder why the buffer problem appears regularly on some machines and
>others never report this issue.
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