I finally did some testing and found out that the plugin to blame is
the vdr control plugin. I disabled it since I don't really need it
currently. But, just telling this here since this might help someone
if they encounter the same problem =)
2008/2/23, Ville Aakko <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>:
> Since VDR 1.5.10 (or thereabouts) VDR has had this weird problem - and
> now that the 1.6 RC is near, I decided to report it (also I've been a
> bit busy so I wouldn't had had the time to look into this before
> VDR dies at startup randomly, at around 5 seconds after the startup
> (the Gentoo init script detects this fail, and so watchdog is newer
> started). Just as randomly (~50% of the times) it start without errors
> and is stable (as rock) in my working environment =).
> When it crashes, I can sometimes see the "Welcome to VDR" in my VFD,
> sometimes even on the output of my DXR3 (if not always but I don't
> have my TV turned on always), but right at that point the
> gentoo-vdr-scripts decide they have waited enough. This could be a
> gentoo-vdr-scripts bug, too.
> btw., this is what I run in my root crontab to work around this:
> ---- START VDRpurkkakoira.sh ----
> while true ; do
> /etc/init.d/vdr start
> if [ $? -gt 0 ] ; then ### punch the VDR
> sleep 5s
> sleep 30m
> ---- END ----
> This also works as an additional layer of a watchdog; hence the script
> name =) Usually it needs 1-5 punches (but sometimes none).
> I believe some plugin is to blame. At VDR upgrade (when no plugin is
> loaded as they usually need a recompile) VDR has never died this way.
> I have my suspicions but I'm not going to tell them before I do some
> more testing, to not to upset developers for nothing =)
> Here are my plugins:
> So, I'm going to do some testing by disabling plugins, but in the
> meantime, has anyone run into the same problem? Or does anyone have
> any suggestions I should try?
> Also, I'll provide the syslog of my VDR in case someone is interested
> - though it didn't provide anything to me that would tell why it fails
> (and why it doesn't, when it doesn't).
> - Ville
> Ville Aakko - [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Ville Aakko - [EMAIL PROTECTED]
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