[mythtv-users] mythtv hard lockup

David Rees drees76 at gmail.com
Fri Dec 22 03:13:02 UTC 2006

On 12/20/06, R. G. Newbury <newbury at mandamus.org> wrote:
> Ohh you are whining about *nothing*!  When MY frontend crashes, MY
> lockup is worse than yours!!

LOL, I don't think we're whining, but it's obvious that you are. :-P

> I am using a Via motherboard... which suggests that:
> a)      there are a number of different lockup triggers..as the nvidia driver
> cannot be causing my lockup...unless it is within the common portions of
> the openchrome driver (I understand the nvidia driver has common code)
> or its in X (drm, dri etc.)
> or
> b)      it is something withing Mythtv, probably a race condition, which
> might be related to lirc or affected by lirc. I discount ivtv as all of
> my lockups occur during playback.

In your case, I would strongly suspect the Openchrome drivers or some
other memory/DMA bandwidth issue since you note that it tends to
happen during fast forward or rewind when the video is likely being
pushed hard and a some disk activity is taking place... How to narrow
it down... I'm not sure. Are there any good Linux stress test tools?


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