[vdr] Odd filesystem errors

HighlyCaffeinated javatodd32 at yahoo.com
Sat Nov 7 02:07:39 CET 2009

I've got an unusual situation with my VDR installation that has me completely stumped. 
My /video0 directory is located on a 1TB ext2 filesystem. When I perform an 'ls-al' I get an 
incomplete list of the directories located there. If I open that filesystem on a Windows box via Samba, I see
that two recent directories have been created that the 'ls' does not show me. The directories are named 
COO66K~7 (a CSI recording) and N3OZM1~R (an NCIS recording) in Windows. I can drill 
down into either directory and find the expected filesystem structure and two recordings that we 
had thought had failed. They are only visible through Windows/Samba. I can copy the contents 
of the directory to a Windows box and then copy them back to VDR (with a new folder name) 
and they play normally. As Debian refuses to acknowledge their existence, I cannot rename or 
delete the directories and I cannot copy data from the subdirectories. I have tried masking the 
tilde in the filenames, and that didn't change anything as I suspect the filenames are instead REALLY long. 
I am running vdr 1.7.7 with ATSC tuners and the ATSCepg plugin, and the system regularly 
creates successful recordings.
Anyone with a pointer on how to deal with this and what may be causing such an odd
set of circumstances? e2fsck didn't find anything it considered to be bothersome.


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