[mythtv] [mythtv-commits] Ticket #3618: LiveTV Safeguards

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Fri Jun 15 16:04:47 UTC 2007

MythTV wrote:
> #3618: LiveTV Safeguards
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>  Reporter:  stuartm  |       Owner:  ijr    
>      Type:  task     |      Status:  new    
>  Priority:  minor    |   Milestone:  unknown
> Component:  mythtv   |     Version:  head   
>  Severity:  medium   |     Mlocked:  0      
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>  We really need some more effective safeguards to prevent livetv recording
>  to a single file for two days straight and causing auto-expire to delete
>  all the other recordings. Even if all the known livetv bugs are fixed the
>  ones we don't know about have the potential to do a lot of damage.
>  The safeguards have to be handled somewhere where a loop in the recorder
>  or playback code won't prevent those conditions from ever being checked. I
>  was using my idle timer on that machine, but it never got a chance to work
>  - I assume because we were stuck in a loop (possibly the "LiveTV JumpTo 1"
>  loop).
>  Right now the precaution of never recording a programme that is more than
>  6 hours long is based on guide data, we don't use a timer to actually
>  check how long we have been recording. We also need a check on filesizes
>  so that we don't exceed an maximum e.g. 10Gb for SD
If this is a problem, create a LiveTv storage group on a partition that
different from your recordings. Unlimited live-tv should all-ways be the

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