[mythtv-users] Hundreds "DVB#0 WARNING - Uncorrectable error in packet, dropped" messages every second

Hamish Moffatt hamish at cloud.net.au
Wed Sep 8 21:26:49 EDT 2004

On Wed, Sep 08, 2004 at 10:10:33PM +0100, Danny Robinson wrote:
> Has anyone come across the following messages (using Myth 0.15.1) output
> to the backend logs in their hundreds every second.  It's making my
> disks churn away constantly.
> 2004-09-08 22:02:57 DVB#0 WARNING - Uncorrectable error in packet,
> dropped.

Yes, those are caused by uncorrectable errors in the received packets.

The receive DVB hardware flags the packets as errored if they are
corrupt, and Myth is logging that it saw the error flag on received
packets. It probably means your antenna connection or received signal
strength or S/N ratio is not up to scratch.

However I have my suspicions that the churning of the disk can also
cause this, so a burst of real errors can get the disk churning causing
more errors and them more disk churning. I can't prove it though.

Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <hamish at debian.org> <hamish at cloud.net.au>

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