[mythtv-users] Encoder (slave) "currently not connected" or "currently asleep"?

Ma Begaj derliebegott at gmail.com
Tue Nov 3 07:02:40 UTC 2009

2009/11/2 Chris Pinkham <cpinkham at bc2va.org>:
> * On Mon Nov 02, 2009 at 01:07:53PM +0100, Ma Begaj wrote:
>> One hour ago when my slave backend (mythbox)  was shutdown Mythweb
>> backend status page was showing something like this:
>> # Encoder 1 is remote on mythbox (currently not connected).
>> # Encoder 1 is remote on mythbox (currently asleep).
> "currently not connected", means that you (or someting other than the master
> mythbackend process) shut down the slave and the master does not know that
> it can wake the slave up again to record something, so it does not schedule
> recordings on the disconnected slave.
> "currently asleep" means that the master backend told the slave backend to
> go to sleep and the slave backend did so and is currently disconnected. In
> the case, the master knows that it shoudl be able to wakeup the slave
> (because the slave had its sleep and wakeup commands configured), so the
> master will schedule recordings to be recorded on the slave and these
> will show up in the status webpage.
> In essence, if you use the on-demand wakup/shutdown functionality for slave
> backends, don't shut them down yourself, you need to let the master backend
> tell the slave to shutdown.

Thanks. Helpful as always.

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