[mythtv-users] Locks up when spooling to ringbuffer...

Joseph H. Fry joe at thefrys.com
Fri Mar 14 07:03:11 UTC 2003

You and I need to talk... not that I can help you, but your system
sounds remarkably like the one I'm having a hard time getting working


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From: mythtv-users-bounces at snowman.net
[mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at snowman.net] On Behalf Of JC
Sent: Friday, March 14, 2003 1:40 AM
To: Discussion about mythtv
Subject: [mythtv-users] Locks up when spooling to ringbuffer...


Whenever I leave my 0.8 CVS / Mandrake 9.0 / Matrox G200 / P3-800 /
RAM / Dell Dimension 4100 / 80gb box running for a day or so (i.e.
to the ringbuffer), it locks up tight as a drum (num-lock won't even
toggle)!  After that, it's e2fsck -c -y  to repair a zillion errors, and
then it comes up again.  I'm thinking maybe the hdparm dma speedup is
culprit?  If anyone has any ideas please suggest!  Oh, btw, when I boot
my BIOS reports this onscreen:  UDMA=100MHZ.  Don't know if that's worth
anything.  I tried switching from ext2 to ext3 but no difference.

Here's the output from hdparm -i /dev/hda.  Can anyone read this?.


 Model=MAXTOR 4K080H4, FwRev=A08.1500, SerialNo=674200975174
 Config={ HardSect NotMFM HdSw>15uSec Fixed DTR>10Mbs }
 RawCHS=16383/16/63, TrkSize=32256, SectSize=21298, ECCbytes=4
 BuffType=DualPortCache, BuffSize=2000kB, MaxMultSect=16, MultSect=16
 CurCHS=16383/16/63, CurSects=16514064, LBA=yes, LBAsects=156301488
 IORDY=on/off, tPIO={min:120,w/IORDY:120}, tDMA={min:120,rec:120}
 PIO modes:  pio0 pio1 pio2 pio3 pio4
 DMA modes:  mdma0 mdma1 mdma2
 UDMA modes: udma0 udma1 udma2 udma3 udma4 *udma5
 AdvancedPM=no WriteCache=disabled
 Drive conforms to: ATA/ATAPI-5 T13 1321D revision 1:  1 2 3 4 5


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