[mythtv-users] Backend hang after ivtv error

Petersen Curt petersen.curt at gmail.com
Tue Jul 26 21:40:17 EDT 2005

Thanks Chris!  I'll give that a shot....just have to try and figure
out which slot to try first.  I wish motherboards would come with IRQ
labels, or it would be in the manual, or maybe just come with
schematics :)

(who needs intellectual property anyway)


On 7/26/05, chris at cpr.homelinux.net <chris at cpr.homelinux.net> wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 26, 2005 at 08:44:10PM -0400, Petersen Curt wrote:
> > Has anyone had any problems with:
> > 1) ivtv giving a DMA error in the log, and then
> > 2) mythbackend fails to record using that tuner until restarted, and
> > 3) frontends/web stop responding and repeatedly logs "waiting for
> > thread" forever.
> I had something very similar to that happen.  In my case, the ide
> interface to /dev/hde would also fail and my raid would fall back into
> degraded mode.  It turned out that my motherboard uses the same PCI
> interrupt for two of the slots.  Moving the cards around solved the
> problem.
> The other thing that sometimes happened (but hasn't recently, and may be
> related) is that when I selected the menu entry for live TV Myth would
> tell me the tuner was busy recording, but the status page said it was
> idle and the recording page showed no recording in progress.  I'm
> guessing this was because ivtv was failing but Myth didn't know why.

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