[ATrpms-users] Latest IVTV
john at johnbray.name
Thu Mar 29 02:28:10 CEST 2007
On Wed, 2007-03-28 at 22:33 +0200, Marcel Janssen wrote:
> Anyone having issues with the lastest IVTV regarding crashes ?
> My box just crashed when I tried to watch live TV in mythtv. Unfortunately the
> end result is a corrupt database, probably because at the time also
> mythfilldatabase was running.
> I though I was fine because I backup my database each day, but somehow I find
> myself in mysql restore hell. Dropping the database seems to take ages
> (running for 15 minutes now and I don't see any progress, it just sits
> Anything I can force to drop the database and restore the database ?
hey marcel -
ivtv has been crashing my box for months now. i had a period in
february when it worked fine, but it's back to crashing frequently now.
i've tried to collect information on it for a good while, but the kernel
seldom puts out any information before the crash. i have a feeling that
ivtv is scribbling over kernel data and it doesn't show up for a while.
so far, i haven't been able to collect any information to give the ivtv
there are some indications on the ivtv site that it's related to udev.
but there appear to be no real workarounds available at this point.
the crashes will trash your databases pretty frequently. i've been
using zmanda to back them up multiple times a day. i've had quite good
luck with restoring from the backups. beware of all the other things
that ivtv crashing your box can cause. i'm doing rsync to another box
all the time now just to have a copy of stuff that ivtv trashes.
frankly, i'm about of the opinion that ivtv is close to hopeless. yah,
i'm just extremely discouraged with the whole situation.
cleverly disguised as a responsible adult.
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