[vdr] vdr shutdownskript - wrong time

Steffen Barszus st_barszus at gmx.de
Thu Dec 24 01:40:50 CET 2009

Klaus Schmidinger schrieb:
> On 23.12.2009 13:14, Steffen Barszus wrote:
>> Steffen Barszus schrieb:
>>> Ian Bates schrieb:
>>>> There is also a detailed section in the INSTALL document:
>>> Thanks i have to admit i only checked the manpages.
>>>> If a timer is currently recording, or a recording would start within the
>>>> next 30 minutes (default for the "Min. event timeout" setup
>>>> parameter), and
>>>> the user insists in shutting down now, the first and second parameter
>>>> will
>>>> correspond to a time that is "Min. event timeout" minutes in the future.
>>>> Before the shutdown program is called, the user will be prompted to
>>>> inform
>>>> him that the system is about to shut down. If any remote control key is
>>>> pressed while this prompt is visible, the shutdown will be cancelled
>>>> (and
>>>> tried again later). The shutdown prompt will be displayed for 5
>>>> minutes, which
>>>> should be enough time for the user to react.
>>> So its really a "feature" - Whats the use case for this - except for
>>> the surprise ? Should a shutdown script try to  "fix" that  ?
>> To answer to myself - there should be at least any sign that the
>> shutdown skript can differentiate between
>> real timer 30+ min in the future or if this feature kicked in. This is
>> not possible at the moment. I would prefer
>> vdr is not calculating this and just providing the real time of the timer.
>> Someone who would have a problem with this ? Klaus, can this be changed ?
> At some point the shutdown mechanism apparently became "rocket science"
> and I decided to no longer touch it (especially since I don't even use
> it myself).
> You may want to discuss this with Udo Richter <udo_richter at gmx.de>,
> because he wrote most of the shutdown handling code.
Ok - thanks Klaus.

It should be least surprise principle - any complexity should be in the 
programm handling the shutdown. Allthough i appreciate the gap time 
feature, it should not mess around with the time for next wakeup.

Anyway - checking this with Udo.

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