[mythtv-users] Auto Expire Doesn't

Mercury Morris mercury.morris at gmail.com
Sat Jun 18 21:29:20 UTC 2005

On 6/6/05, John Goerzen <jgoerzen at complete.org> wrote:
> Hello,
> 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
>    log:
> 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:
> http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/114772?search_string=expire;#114772
> 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.
> Thanks,
> -- John Goerzen

Similar to John's observation, my system also fails to mark
any recording as eligible for Auto-Expire.  One difference
between the two systems is that mine was built from CVS
as of Saturday, June 11, 2005.  

It appears that TV Settings -> General has Enable Auto Expire
checked, but the only way I've actually got a recording marked
is to go into Watch Recordings, select one, press the "i" key,
and then press the Auto Expire bar.

SO, the question- if Enable Auto Expire is checked, shouldn't
recordings be marked that way ?  Or maybe there is another
global setting that I have missed.

What are you seeing, regarding Auto-Expire, if you are on 18.1
or later ?



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