[mythtv] Ticket #2335: LiveTV hangs when a recording is finished and a new on starts (no channel change)

Bob Cottingham bobnvic at gmail.com
Sat Jul 28 07:20:19 UTC 2007

I compiled with Shane's patch Thursday night and I haven't had a
freeze since, so count me as another success.


On 7/26/07, Bob Cottingham <bobnvic at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 7/26/07, Nick Morrott <knowledgejunkie at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Another issue I have noticed is that when a completely recorded
> > program transitions without freezing (the key problem), a new
> > ringbuffer is not (always?) created and Myth does not start or even
> > update the recording with details of the new program but carries on
> > using the old recording file.
> >
> > When I entered LiveTV when a program was already underway, the next
> > program transition was successful. In my testing I entered LiveTV at
> > 0926, and LiveTV successfully transitioned to the next program at
> > 0930, using a new ringbuffer and updating program details accordingly.
> > However, when this show (0930-1000) finished, at 1000 the recording
> > again continued without freezing, but continued to use the same
> > ringbuffer file from the 0930-1000 show. When I backed out of this
> > show at 1007 and looked at the recordings list, instead of showing one
> > entry for 0930-1000 and another for 1000-1007 (the next program),
> > there was only a single entry with duration 0930-1007 with the details
> > relating to the 0930-1000 program.
> >
> > I'm sure this will probably cause some issues if a user decides to try
> > and record the 'new' program when it is still using the old
> > ringbuffer.
> I've been seeing this problem as well as the freeze on transition
> issue for the last month so. The freeze on transition is very
> consistent, however the problem of not creating a new file on
> transistion is very intermittant and has caused quite a problem as it
> has created files over 30GB when LiveTV was left on over night,
> resulting in the system running out of disk space and crashing myth.
> There were a mix of non-expirable shows, expirable shows and LiveTV
> plus the slave backend OS on a 120GB drive - so once the
> auto-expirable shows were deleted it couldn't delete anything else.
> So I don't think that the issue you found is due to Shane's patch
> since I've been seeing it for a while as well. I hope to try his patch
> this weekend as the entire family appreciation factor has gone down
> with the LiveTV freezes.
> Bob Cottingham

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