[vdr] Re: replay stuttering

Kartsa kari at kniivila.com
Mon Jan 22 21:20:13 CET 2007

Marko Mäkelä kirjoitti:
> On Mon, Jan 22, 2007 at 06:16:05PM +0200, Kartsa wrote:
>> Btw. is there an easy way to see this from the logs because my vdr box 
>> is situated in a difficult place where I can easily get only by ssh?
> #hdparm -d /dev/hda
> To enable it, use
> #hdparm -d 1 /dev/hda
This does not seem to work with sata drives. It gives
hdparm -d 1 /dev/sda
 setting using_dma to 1 (on)
 HDIO_SET_DMA failed: Inappropriate ioctl for device

> Like you, I am cursed by the VIA chipset, but luckily I haven't experienced
> any DMA lockups, which have been reported for many generations of VIA
> hardware.  Every now and then, the system must be completely powered off,
> because something apparently in the PCI controller gets misconfigured so
> badly that Linux panics or hangs at boot.  The system reset or soft
> power-off won't help in this situation.  Also, the system must be rebooted
> in order for nvram-wakeup to work, and Wake-on-LAN often ceases to work.
> This is an Intel Celeron 900 MHz on an MSI 694T Pro motherboard:
> http://www.msi.com.tw/program/products/mainboard/mbd/pro_mbd_detail.php?UID=20
I have nvram-installed and it shuts down the box every night.


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