[mythtv] [mythtv-commits] Ticket #1340: playback halts during LiveTV at

Chris Pinkham cpinkham at bc2va.org
Wed Feb 22 01:15:12 UTC 2006

> #1340: playback halts during LiveTV at end of show from remote frontends

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> Comment (by anonymous):
>  I am having this EXACT SAME issue, Myth eventually leaks memory and
>  crashes. PLEASE fix this

To Anyone that is having this issue and using a network share to access
their recorded files, this appears to be related to file attribute caching
at the NFS/SMB/Cifs layer.

If you are using NFS, please remount your video partition with the
"-o actimeo=0" option which will disable this attribute caching and allow
the frontend to see updates from the backend quicker.

if you are using SMB/Cifs, you can try the ttl option using "-o ttl=100"
which should set your timeout lower than the default.  The default is
supposed to be 1000ms which equals 1 second, but one user has reported that
setting ttl=100 corrected the issue for him, so SMB users can give it a

You don't really need (or want) file attribute caching on a dedicated video
share anyway since you always want to see the latest information.  The
caching has little effect on this filesystem since it there are relatively
few files compared to a normal filesystem and these "few" files are only
accessed once in a while.


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