[mythtv-users] HDPVR Causing Backend to Hard Freeze
johnnyjboss at gmail.com
Mon May 24 16:22:37 UTC 2010
On Mon, May 24, 2010 at 11:16 AM, Jason Sharpe <mythtv.list at gmail.com> wrote:
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>> Date: Mon, 24 May 2010 11:36:17 -0400
>> From: Greg <greg12866 at nycap.rr.com>
>> Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] HDPVR Causing Backend to Hard Freeze
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>> On 05/24/2010 09:47 AM, Jason Sharpe wrote:
>> > Date: Sun, 23 May 2010 23:43:35 -0500
>> > From: <mythtv.list at gmail.com <mailto:mythtv.list at gmail.com>>
>> > Subject: [mythtv-users] HDPVR Causing Backend to Hard Freeze
>> > To: mythtv-users at mythtv.org <mailto:mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
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>> > Hello,
>> > I have been fighting this issue for a days now and I wanted to
>> > throw this
>> > out there to see if anyone else has seen/heard of anything like
>> > this. I can
>> > recreate the issue over and over but I am not sure what is causing
>> > it.
>> > When one recording is ending on a tuner and another is beginning
>> > on my HDPVR
>> > my whole backend hard freezes requiring a push of the reset button
>> > for the
>> > PC to come back up.
>> > In Other Words:
>> > Tuner 1: HD Homerun Records from 09:00 - 10:00
>> > Tuner 2: HDPVR Has a show starting at 10:00
>> > At 09:59 when the backend should start recording from the HDPVR
>> > the backend
>> > hard freezes.
>> > Using that example above, if the HDPVR starts to record at 09:30
>> > everything
>> > is fine. It is only when 1 show is ending and another is beginning
>> > on the
>> > HDPVR.
>> > I can record from each tuner just fine for multiple shows back to
>> > back on
>> > the same tuner without issue, so the tuners work.
>> > Here is the strange thing, the other way around, there is no
>> > freezing.
>> > Meaning:
>> > Tuner 1: HDPVR Records from 09:00 - 10:00
>> > Tuner 2: HD Homerun Has a show starting at 10:00
>> > In that senerio, everything works just fine.
>> > I have elimitated the HD Homerun as the source of the problem by
>> > trying a
>> > pcHDTV HD-3000 instead, still freezes.
>> > Details:
>> > HD Homerun using Tuner 0 (Over the Air ATSC)
>> > HDPVR and a Dishnetwork ViP 211k receiver (Component and SPDIF)
>> > Note: IR blasting is done via a homebrew serial blaster, I am
>> > _not_ using
>> > the HDPVR for blasting.
>> > Both the HD Homerun and the HDPVR are running the latest firmware.
>> > I was
>> > going to downgrade the firmware in the HDPVR, but I read that the
>> > previous
>> > version had its own problems.
>> > I am running Mythdora 12.23, mythbackend version: tags/release-0-23
>> > [0.23-1.md12 (r24509).
>> > The backend log isn't much help, since when it freezes it can't
>> > write to it,
>> > heh (HW Tuner 44 is the HDPVR)
>> > 2010-05-23 21:58:00.784 Reschedule requested for id 0.
>> > 2010-05-23 21:58:01.977 Scheduled 781 items in 1.2 = 0.01 match +
>> > 1.17 place
>> > 2010-05-23 21:58:01.991 scheduler: Scheduled items: Scheduled 781
>> > items in
>> > 1.2 = 0.01 match + 1.17 place
>> > 2010-05-23 21:58:29.861 TVRec(44): ASK_RECORDING 44 29 0 0
>> > 2010-05-23 21:59:01.227 ProgramInfo(): Updated pathname '':'' ->
>> > '5389_20100523215900.mpg'
>> > 2010-05-23 21:59:01.346 TVRec(44): Changing from None to
>> > RecordingOnly
>> > 2010-05-23 21:59:01.358 TVRec(44): HW Tuner: 44->44
>> > 2010-05-23 21:59:02.471 ret_pid(0) child(11739) status(0x0)
>> > 2010-05-23 21:59:03.484 ret_pid(0) child(11739) status(0x0)
>> > 2010-05-23 21:59:04.501 ret_pid(0) child(11739) status(0x0)
>> > 2010-05-23 21:59:05.519 ret_pid(0) child(11739) status(0x0)
>> > 2010-05-23 21:59:06.536 ret_pid(0) child(11739) status(0x0)
>> > The next line of the log is the backend starting after I had to
>> > push the
>> > reset button.
>> > I am at my wits end, any ideas?
>> > Thanks in advance for any help.
>> > So I spent some more time working on the issue this morning.
>> > I downgraded the firmware of the HDPVR, no change, still hangs as
>> > described.
>> > I reloaded the newest firmware of the HDPVR into it and changed the
>> > USB port it was plugged into making sure it was on a different bus, no
>> > change, still hangs as described.
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>> Most people with this problem add a sleep to their channel changing
>> script...Search this list for hdpvr channel script... I would guess that
>> is your problem also..
> Thanks for the reply.
> I had read that when I got the HDPVR, so since day 1 with the HDPVR I have
> had a 3 sec sleep at the end of the script. I just checked my script and
> confirmed the 3.0 sec sleep at the end.
> Any other ideas?
Seeings as you're on Mythdora and I've not used it I was trying to
stay out of this thread.
However I am curious if you run the backend with '-v most' and
pastebin the logs and post the link back here if we'd see something
Also is .23-release in your version number indicative that you're NOT
following the fixes branch? Someone with more experience with a fedora
based OS might want to suggest how to get the fixes branch on your
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