[mythtv-users] Hard crashes of mythtv backends

Bruce Taber brutab at verizon.net
Mon Nov 5 22:42:09 UTC 2007

Michael Rice wrote:
> On 11/5/07, Paul.Buchanan at thomson.com <Paul.Buchanan at thomson.com> wrote:
>>> Yes.  Currently I am using XFS.  No LVM.  Previously I used JFS and
>>> LVM and had the same crashes.
>> Is any of your hardware similar as well?  NForce4 chipset with an AMD X2
>> perhaps?
> My current backend is Core 2 Duo with an Intel motherboard.  My
> previous backends were Dell boxes with Intel CPUs.  Not sure what
> chipsets they use.
>>> I'll probably give that a try then.
>> Let me know how it goes.  It seems like this is a not-too-uncommon issue
>> with myth setups, it would be nice to get to the bottom of it.
> Will do.
> Anyone running xfs or jfs and ivtv that doesn't experience these
> crashes?  Or anyone running xfs or jfs and crashing without ivtv
> cards?  Or anyone with uptime > 90 days want to tell us what hardware
> and filesystem you use?
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My system was crashing randomly when I was using XFS and LVM. I also 
think it was the 4K stacks that was in the mix ultimately causing the 
problem. I have gone back to EXT3 and removed LVM and have not had a 
problem with random crashes since.


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