[mythtv] an update on SVN firewire recordings

Steven Adeff adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Sat Jun 23 21:10:37 UTC 2007

On 6/23/07, Jim Westfall <jwestfall at surrealistic.net> wrote:
> Steven Adeff <adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com> wrote [06.23.07]:
> > I've finally finished my move and got my mythtv backend up and running
> > again. I've got two DCT6200 boxes daisy chained to one firewire port
> > on my motherboard.
> >
> > A while back Daniel mentioned commenting a  line out to do a bus
> > reset, which I've done. The problem is I still see some recordings not
> > working after a bus reset. If I happen to be around and paying
> > attention I can run firewire_tester -B, sometimes a few times, to get
> > it to work, but the firewire recording code doesn't seem to have the
> > same ability?
> You dont want to have the reset code enabled if you have 2+ STBs.  It
> resets all devices on the firewire bus, which while fixing one STB it
> will cause the other to break.  You can end up with 2 recorder threads
> fighting trying to fix their STB, but in doing so breaking the other.
> jim

well, there should to be a way to get the firewire_tester "fix" code
into the backend then or one tuner can just sit there not outputting
anything and the backend does nothing but wait for it to start
streaming data, which it won't.

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