[mythtv-users] Buffer file not rolling

Joseph A. Caputo jcaputo1 at comcast.net
Fri Oct 7 16:10:38 UTC 2005

On Thursday 06 October 2005 22:24, Mitko Haralanov wrote:
> 	I have an interesting situation here that I have been noticing
> lately. Last time I reinstalled my myth box, I decide to make a
> dedicated partition for the buffer files. That way, no matter how much
> I have already recorded, I always have the same amount of LiveTV 
> buffer. 
> 	What I notice, however, is that when I start watching LiveTV,
> the ring buffer file starts growing and never stops. It just doesn't
> act as a ring buffer but rather as a normal file. Eventually, the
> partition fills up and mythbackend goes into this infinite loop said
> that there is not more space left on the device. What I have to do is
> remove the ringbuffer file manually and then restart the backend.
> 	I did a search in the mailing list but did not find anyting
> useful. Has anyone else see this? Does anyone know what might be going
> wrong?

The ringbuffer will grow until it reaches the max size configured in the 
database.  Try setting your max ringbuffer size to a smaller value; 
it's in mythtv-setup, a setting called "Live TV buffer (GB)".


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