[vdr] [RFC] Shutdown rewrite for 1.5.x

Udo Richter udo_richter at gmx.de
Mon Jan 1 17:40:25 CET 2007

Matthias Schwarzott wrote:
> In gentoo vdr package we added a small hack (attached), which implements a 
> svdrp call "down" to tell vdr it is inactive and will shutdown in X minutes.
> We call this from shutdown-scripts to let vdr retry shutdown in 5 min (or 
> other value if needed).

Question is: Is this still needed?

VDR already retries after an acceptable time, and VDR probably knows 
better whether an user is currently active or not. The only reason I 
could think of is that VDR was started without a timer nearby, and the 
start script knows that this is not an user start. And sending a kPower 
key press will also let VDR go inactive.

Things were different in old versions, where VDR retried shutdown after 
3 hours or so, but that has changed.



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