[mythtv-users] Avoid kernel 5.1.x if you use an HD-PVR
rick at laity.ca
Mon Jun 17 02:13:04 UTC 2019
On 6/16/2019 9:48 PM, Keith Pyle wrote:
> We recently installed kernel 5.1.8 on our Myth backend and encountered a
> hard deadlock in the hdpvr driver. (It also happens on 5.1.10.) It is
> very reproducible and requires nothing more than reading from the HD-PVR
> (normal capture), even with cat. The process reading from the HD-PVR
> becomes unkillable. A reboot is required to restore use.
> Some initial investigation suggests that there is a mutex deadlock in
> the hdpvr code. I've posted a report on the linux-media mailing list
> asking for assistance.
> Myth users with an HD-PVR may wish to avoid upgrading to a 5.1 kernel
> for a bit. There are no pending patches that we could find, so higher
> kernel versions likely have the same problem at this time. I don't yet
> know exactly which kernel introduced the problem, only that 4.1.13 does
> not show this problem.
I'm using 5.1.8-300.fc30.x86_64 on mythtv 30 without any trouble. I have
an hd-pvr master and slave with android frontend.
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