[mythtv-users] Hard crashes of mythtv backends
mikerice1969 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 5 20:54:41 UTC 2007
On 11/5/07, Paul.Buchanan at thomson.com <Paul.Buchanan at thomson.com> wrote:
> Yes. Are you by chance using the XFS filesystem?
Yes. Currently I am using XFS. No LVM. Previously I used JFS and
LVM and had the same crashes.
> I've been battling
> hard lockups of my backend for the last 6 months or so. 6 months seems
> like a long time (and it is) but when crashes only occur every week or
> so, debug iterations take a long time. I first suspected a memory
> issue, then heat, and then my relatively new PVR-500. After ruling all
> those out by trying known-good components or removing them altogether, I
> tried multiple distros. Same hard lockups under MythDora 4 and
> KnoppMyth R5E50. My latest try was to move off of my XFS LVM array onto
> a different drive with an ext3 partition. That seems to have done it,
> although I won't be sure for a few more weeks of non-crashes.
I originally chose jfs for faster deletes. I went with xfs next to
check if it was jfs causing the problem. With truncating deletes in
mythtv I suspect there isn't a good reason for me not to try ext3.
I'll probably give that a try then.
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