[mythtv-users] Lost Recording - Autoexpire Woes?

David Watkins watkinshome at gmail.com
Wed Jul 11 20:24:44 UTC 2012

Could someone please confirm whether or not the last line of the
backend log snippet below means that my recording of "Twenty Twelve",
from last night, was autoexpired this evening for space reasons?  The
combined backend/frontend machine had been turned on for about 5
minutes, and no recordings had started or been added to the schedule
before the following happened:

2012-07-11 20:09:25.879629 I [1753/1953] Scheduler scheduler.cpp:2069
(HandleReschedule) - Scheduled 147 items in 1.9 = 0.00 match + 1.91
2012-07-11 20:11:54.326259 I [1753/1955] HouseKeeping
housekeeper.cpp:225 (RunHouseKeeping) - Running housekeeping thread
2012-07-11 20:16:54.333285 I [1753/1955] HouseKeeping
housekeeper.cpp:225 (RunHouseKeeping) - Running housekeeping thread
2012-07-11 20:18:01.493247 N [1753/1956] Expire autoexpire.cpp:263
(CalcParams) - AutoExpire: CalcParams(): Max required Free Space: 1.0
GB w/freq: 15 min
2012-07-11 20:18:01.504122 N [1753/1956] Expire autoexpire.cpp:640
(SendDeleteMessages) - Expiring 1811 MB for 1054 at
2012-07-10T21:59:00 => "Twenty Twelve":Catastrophisation

Assuming that this is the case, can anyone explain why this might have
happened when I have 674G available recording space?

Disk Usage Summary:
Total Disk Space:
Total Space: 1,394,322 MB
Space Used: 719,464 MB
Space Free: 674,858 MB
Space Available After Auto-expire: 1,094,806 MB
Space Used by LiveTV: 0 MB
Space Used by Deleted Recordings: 0 MB
Space Used by Auto-expirable Recordings: 419,948 MB

and what I can do to prevent it happening again.

I'm off to look at line 640 of autoexpire.cpp, but not being a
programmer, I'm not very hopeful of being able to learn much.


running 0.25 fixes from a few weeks ago

MythTV Version : v0.25-61-gd064338-dirty
MythTV Branch : fixes/0.25
Network Protocol : 72
Library API : 0.25.20120408-1
QT Version : 4.7.4

(Not sure about the -dirty suffix, but could be because I've applied a
couple of mythmusic patches?)

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