[vdr] error on large EPG loads via SVDRP

Klaus Schmidinger Klaus.Schmidinger at cadsoft.de
Wed Jan 10 19:09:10 CET 2007

Udo Richter wrote:
> Pjotr Kourzanov wrote:
>>   I am experiencing VDR errors when loading EPG via SVDRP. If the EPG
>> data to
>> be loaded is larger that 3 MB then VDR silently drops the SVDR
>> connection.
>>   Everything is fine if the data is truncated to fit 3 megs.
> There is an issue if the EPG download is too slow. In that case, the VDR
> watchdog timer may restart VDR to bring back VDR to life. You can try to
> increase the watchdog timeout value.
> VDRAdmin-AM can also read the epg data directly from the /video/epg.data
> file, avoiding the lengthly and slow SVDRP download.

I have recently sent the attached patch to Thomas Koch <tom at linvdr.org>.
It dramatically speeds up getting EPG information from VDR.

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