[mythtv-users] Auto Expire Doesn't

John Goerzen jgoerzen at complete.org
Mon Jun 6 13:00:42 UTC 2005


Since upgrading from 0.17 to 0.18.1 and adding a pcHDTV card to my setup,
I have found that auto-expire no longer works on my system.  Despite
having many shows available for expiry, my MythTV recordings disk fills
up.  This causes the backend to hang, along with other problems.

I can't figure out what to do.  Here's what I've tried so far:

1. Make sure there is content available for auto-expiry.  There is,
   dozens of GB worth.

2. Increase the minimum free space settings and decrease the run
   frequency.  I bumped up the minimum free space to 6GB and set it to
   run every 5 minutes.  Didn't help.

3. Check the backend log files.
   I noticed, first of all, that it no longer lists the title of the
   program that was expired.  Secondly, here are a few snippets from the

2005-06-05 12:00:05.347 Changing from None to RecordingOnly
2005-06-05 12:58:41.994 autoexpire: Last message repeated 8 times
2005-06-05 12:58:42.006 autoexpire: Expired Program
2005-06-05 12:58:52.605 Reschedule requested for id 0.


2005-06-05 21:26:20.284 Starting Commercial Flagging for "Larry King Live" recor
ded from channel 2200 at Sun Jun 5 20:00:00 2005.
2005-06-05 21:26:20.308 autoexpire: Expired Program
2005-06-05 21:26:20.352 commflag: Commercial Flagging Starting

4. Search the list archives.  I came across this:


However, it doesn't seem to apply to me.  I made sure that the oldest
auto-expirable program does have a valid file on disk, and that the
oldest auto-expirable programs can be successfully manually deleted.


-- John Goerzen

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