[vdr] Bug in SVDRP?

Klaus Schmidinger Klaus.Schmidinger at cadsoft.de
Wed Oct 12 15:26:18 CEST 2005

Andreas Mair wrote:
> Hi,
> I was hunting a bug in VDRAdmin when I stumbled on "confusing" behaviour in 
> VDR1.3.34:
> Programming a timer using "newt ..." and a very long summary leads to "line 
> too long" error message. Made some debugging and it seems that a line can 
> be up to 10239 characters.
> So I shortened the "newt" call to 10239 and VDR accepted it. Reviewed to 
> timer in the VDR OSD and it showed up.
> Later I had to restart VDR and it refused to read timers.conf! Then I 
> manually edited timers.conf until VDR accepted it.
> I had to shorten the "newt" call to 10218 characters to get all working.
> Looking at VDR'S source the parse buffer is 10k (10240 byte).
> Are there some circumstances I don't get? Please enlighten me!
> Regards,
> Andreas

Are you writing the entire film's script into the timer's 'summary'?

Even in my wildest dreams I would never have expected that 10KB
would _ever_ be too little for this...

Are you really sure this is a good thing to do?


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