[vdr] vdr stopped in the night
peter.dittmann at philips.com
Fri Jul 22 16:02:42 CEST 2005
>> > This is new behavior. It has never done this before.
Lucky guy ;-)
The comunity has almost resigned to expect more than some days without an
unexpected vdr restart.
>> Sure, but since this happens _before_ vdr is started (if I got it
> No, wrong. Stopping in the night has nothing to do with _before_
> starting. Stopping is _after_ starting
There are a lot of possible causes that can trigger a vdr restart.
This is the way it's supposed to do it as a watchdog and there is nothing
wrong if it's not happening too frequently or completely recreatable
because of broken code (it's undesirable anyway).
However it's the job of "runvdr" to insure to get vdr cleanly restarted
automaticly after an emergency exit.
If you put a password into runvdr you didn't realy understood what
runvdr's job and spoided the error recovery done by runvdr.
So if you expect vdr to run for some weeks you have to allow vdr to
recover using runvdr without a password needed.
EPG scan is known to be critical. Once it does a lot of channel switching.
Second it may tune to critical channels (e.g. HDTV does not work with a
full featured card). And third EPG is quite often containing horrible
things that crash vdr.
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