[mythtv] Firewire reliability with Motorola cablebox

Steven Adeff adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Sat Oct 27 02:18:49 UTC 2007

On 10/26/07, Ken Mandelberg <km at mathcs.emory.edu> wrote:
> I've just upgraded to a very recent svn, with a firewire connection to a
> DC(T/H)-3416. What is the current thinking on the best strategy for
> reliability?
> On older code I was using a script to change channels which invoked the
> firewire tester to fix it if necessary. I know there was also a long
> discussion about running a cron periodically to do a fix up.
> Right now, I took out my channel change script and am letting myth do
> the work. It seems to be generally ok, but I can get it into trouble it
> doesn't recover from if I try. Don't know yet how reliable it will be
> under a normal load.
> Any thoughts on what the state of the art is on insuring reliability on
> the firewire input?

I wrote this script which has increased reliability to the high 90percentile,


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