[mythtv-users] Arclight questions

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Tue May 4 17:10:22 UTC 2010

On 05/04/2010 12:34 PM, Gabe Rubin wrote:
> Also, I am still not sure why it hangs at the watch recording screen
> with an ever-long waiting screen (maybe I needed to give it more time,
> but it was over 10 minutes).

It's most likely a known race condition.  We have a bug that doesn't 
affect most users and that will require serious effort to locate and the 
bug will probably be thrown away with the refactoring being done in the 
libmythui-osd branch, so it's not very high on anyone's TODO list to fix it.

All you need to do is change the timing of the processing that's 
occuring during playback startup.  You can often do this by changing the 
log level or you could just stick a sleep in at the proper point.  Or, 
really, even just making sure your system is more/less busy when trying 
to start playback may work around the issue.

I think there was a change where someone (Daniel K?) put in a sleep 
specifically to change timing on playback start to get it to a point 
where most users wouldn't be affected by the bug (but I can't find the 
change).  If so, just increasing or decreasing that value would likely 
work around the issue for your systems.


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