[mythtv] Occasional LiveTV freezes

Daniel Kristjansson danielk at cuymedia.net
Sun Aug 27 15:04:28 UTC 2006

On Sun, 2006-08-27 at 16:04 +0300, Pekka Jääskeläinen wrote:
> On 8/26/06, Jack Radigan <jprad at patmedia.net> wrote:
> > I agree that this is being caused by the backend writing to the same file
> > that the frontend is reading.  I also agree that it's not disk related as
> > well, my backend is using SATA drives, 7200RPM with 8MB cache.
> I'm not sure whether what I saw is related or not. I got hard lockups of the
> whole system when running LiveTV. As it's a hard lockup, thus most likely
> a kernel bug, I suspect it's a driver problem. Therefore, I recompiled
> MythTV without OpenGL vsync to see if it's a Nvidia driver bug. I'll
> see whether the hard lockup is still
> happening...

There is a known bug with nVidia drivers after 7676 which
causes a lockup if you enable OpenGL vsync. I haven't tested
the most recent driver to see if it also has this bug.

-- Daniel

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