[mythtv-users] Hundreds "DVB#0 WARNING - Uncorrectable error in
packet, dropped" messages every second
Danny.Robinson at chordiant.com
Thu Sep 9 02:41:30 EDT 2004
Would be surprised if there was a signal problem as I've had a new
aerial, boosters, etc. and the result was a really strong signal.
Do you know how these messages can be turned off?
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[mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Hamish Moffatt
Sent: 09 September 2004 02:27
To: Discussion about mythtv
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Hundreds "DVB#0 WARNING - Uncorrectable
error in packet, dropped" messages every second
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,
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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