[mythtv-users] 0.25 - livetv fails when starting on a specificchannel

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Mon Mar 19 19:48:00 UTC 2012

On 03/19/2012 03:24 PM, Ronald Frazier wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 19, 2012 at 3:08 PM, Michael T. Dean wrote:
>> On 03/19/2012 02:40 PM, Ronald Frazier wrote:
>>> On Mon, Mar 19, 2012 at 2:20 PM, Michael T. Dean wrote:
>>>> Almost definitely NFS misconfiguration, as Daniel mentioned.
>>>> http://www.mythtv.org/docs/mythtv-HOWTO-23.html#ss23.8 (specifically the
>>>> actimeo option).
>>> Except as I entioned, I only have the issue when the Always Stream
>>> setting is turned on. Thus it shouldn't even be trying to use NFS,
>>> right? I didn't notice anything in the logs to indicate it was trying
>>> NFS. Turning off Always Stream resulted in it using NFS, and that
>>> worked fine.
>> Right.  If you force it to do something other than default behavior, it
>> does what you say, not what it should.
> I think you misunderstood my point. You and Daniel seem to be
> suggesting is may be an NFS problem, but I was pointing out that this
> problem happens when always stream is on, which means NFS shouldn't
> have been a factor with that enabled (as far as I'm aware)
>>> But for the record, I didn't have actimeo=0 set. I don't think that
>>> would have made a difference based on my understanding, but just to be
>>> sure I'll try turning the Always Stream on
>> It should be off.  Off = "do the right thing."  On = "I don't care what
>> you think, I know better."  :)
> Yeah, but my point was to find the cause of the problem. If theres a
> bug there, I'd like to report it. If it makes you happier, then rather
> than just force "always stream", I can just unmount the nfs volume to
> force it to stream and test it that way. Better :-)

Yeah, that's the better test.  That is how a user on a "modern" MythTV 
system chooses to stream recordings from the backend--by not mounting 
the file system locally.

At this point the Always Stream setting is deprecated and unsupported.  
The only reason we're still obeying it is to allow some use for 
debugging purposes.  However, it will eventually be completely removed 
once we get some additional code we need in place.


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