[mythtv] Expiry problem

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Tue Apr 24 01:46:38 UTC 2012

On 04/22/2012 06:37 PM, Michael T. Dean wrote:
> On 04/22/2012 11:26 AM, Ian Dall wrote:
>> On Mon, 2012-04-23 at 00:44 +0930, Ian Dall wrote:
>>> On Wed, 2012-04-18 at 21:32 -0400, Michael T. Dean wrote:
>>>> On 04/17/2012 07:10 PM, Ian Dall wrote:
>>>>> I have been running a recent 0.25 pre-release(*) and have run into
>>>>> problems with expiry. What happens is that the disk fills up, the 
>>>>> expiry
>>>>> thread runs, deletes the entry from the database, but does not delete
>>>>> the actual files containing the recording. Since the disk is still 
>>>>> full,
>>>>> it goes ahead and deletes the next show and in a short space of time
>>>>> there is a full disk, and all programs which allow auto expire 
>>>>> have been
>>>>> deleted from the DB. I recover the DB from backup and manually delete
>>>>> files which have been recorded since the backup, but obviously it is
>>>>> annoying to have to do this.
>>>>> Possibly relevant is that a) I have a separate master and slave 
>>>>> backend
>>>>> and b) am using NFS for the storage. The logs don't show anything
>>>>> interesting. Mythtv *thinks* it is doing the right thing. There are
>>>>> messages about expiring recordings, but nothing to do with failing to
>>>>> delete a file.
>>>>> I'd appreciate any clues about what could cause this or how to 
>>>>> debug it.
>>>> Are the expired shows in the Deleted recording group?  Watch 
>>>> Recordings,
>>>> MENU|Change Group Filter, then select "Deleted" and see if any that 
>>>> the
>>>> backend logs say were expired are there.
>>> Ah! It took a while, but I think I have caught the misbehaviour in the
>>> act. I had a recording from an iptv "tuner". This should have been 
>>> about
>>> 1 hour long, but the file was still open (as reported by lsof) and
>>> growing 2 hours later, even though the show showed as finished in 
>>> "Watch
>>> Recordings". The entire file was watchable.
>> And I should add, in the system status information the ipv "tuner" was
>> shown as NOT recording...
> http://code.mythtv.org/trac/ticket/9670 (specifically 
> http://code.mythtv.org/trac/ticket/9670#comment:31 )
> and
> http://code.mythtv.org/trac/ticket/10620

And, http://code.mythtv.org/trac/ticket/10493 , which is the one I was 
really looking for.


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