[vdr] error on large EPG loads via SVDRP

Rob Davis rob.davis at libero.it
Mon Jan 22 13:02:17 CET 2007

Pjotr Kourzanov wrote:
> Luca Olivetti wrote:
>> En/na Klaus Schmidinger ha escrit:
>>> Udo Richter wrote:
>>>> Pjotr Kourzanov wrote:
>>>>>   I am experiencing VDR errors when loading EPG via SVDRP. If the EPG
>>>>> data to
>> ...
>>> I have recently sent the attached patch to Thomas Koch <tom at linvdr.org>.
>>> It dramatically speeds up getting EPG information from VDR.
>> I think the OP problem is the reverse: getting EPG data into vdr, not 
>> out of it.
>> Bye
>  Indeed, I was referring to the problem of loading the data to VDR. 
> Tweaking the watchdog
> timer looks like a dirty workaround to me - the value depending on 
> amount of EPG data to
> be loaded divided by the speed at which this data could be transferred 
> to VDR (do we assume
> loopback access, or ethernet? maybe wireless or WAN/VPN access?).
> I have neither investigated the problem deeper yet (just found a way to 
> split the EPG data into
> parts), nor looked in the source code. Is it so difficult to convince 
> the watchdog that while SVDR thread is busy it is actually doing useful 
> work?


How did you split the information up?

I have a 17MB xmltv file which I would like to upload into VDR.

Is it possible to adjust xmltv2vdr.pl to split the xmltv epg into parts too?

My python knowledge is limited, but I am willing to have a stab at it.

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Rob Davis

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