[mythtv-users] Scheduled recording causing frontend lockup

Eric A. Litman elitman at yahoo.com
Tue Sep 14 02:58:36 EDT 2004

"Donavan Stanley" <GeckoFiend at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, 12 Sep 2004 15:09:56 +0200, gvd <gvd at versateladsl.be> wrote:
>> I have the same lockup, using a CVS version of some weeks ago. My feeling 
>> is
>> that the
>> frontend receives the name of the file from the backend. So it want to 
>> open
>> it. However,
>> the file is not yet (or being) created by the backend.
>> In the end the frontend tries to read data from a file that does not yet
>> exists. For some reason it cannot
>> recover after that.
> Myth checks for the existance of the file before opening. The problem
> isn't that it's trying to open a file which doesn't exist, it's that
> the handle it's given for the newly created file isn't valid and can't
> be read from.
> There's got to be some commonality between those of us who experiance
> this problem.  I *though* it was due to LVM, since moving my recording
> directory to a non-LVM drive cleared it up.  However since it's
> showing up for non-LVM users, that's out the window..  Perhaps it's a
> filesystem (xfs for me) or kernel issue
> (2.4.22-1.2188.nptl_48.rhfc1.at for me)?

Similar problem here on a LVM partition running reiserfs, kernel 


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