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rempfer

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Daz, could you give me a little more detail regarding how you'd like me to "stage the problem with the TBS5925?"  I'll be happy to do it.



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From your earlier post.

Just a bit more on the USB hyperactivity. As mountaineer observed, this hyperactivity is likely not just present during recording sessions, since we've seen problems with tuners -- my TBS5925 keeps [re-]searching for a lock when trying to tune a transponder, and when listening to audio streams the audio stream will stop playing after about 20 seconds, the same length of time it takes for a video recording to fail! -- and so forth.
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Rempfer. Could you do another failed recording and maybe even stage the problem with the TBS5925 then post the messages and dmesg logs? Maybe they contain some clues we haven't seen. Edit: could you post the output of "mount" command on both the 3.3.1 and the 3.9.2 box with the USB hdd attached.

Tried recording CBS HD 4:2:2 to USB 3.0 SATA SSD with factory tuner and it worked for almost a minute before failing.
Tried recording CBS HD 4:2:2 to USB 3.0 SATA SSD with TBS 5925 and it worked for 3 seconds before failing.

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- /var/volatile/log messages included in both archives
- result of the mount command for both 3.3.1 and 3.9.2 included in "...WithoutTBS5925" archive
- result of the mount command for 3.9.2 only included in the "...WithTBS5925Attached" archive
- the last act I performed during the "...WithTBS5925Attached" session was to attempt to record from USB to USB, i.e. the "...3 seconds before failing" test.

If I missed a test here, please let me know what it is and I can try again with that added. 

Thanks, daz. 

    /Dick

zip azboxlogsUsbDriveAttachedAndWithTBS5925Attached.zip     zip azboxlogsUsbDriveAttachedButWithoutTBS5925.zip    

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Great work rempfer! Thank you!

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Thanks rempfer.

The USB HDD is the same isn't it. (just plugged into the other box?

openatv 6.0 azboxme
usbfs on /proc/bus/usb type usbfs (rw,relatime)
/dev/sda1 on /media/hdd type ext4 (rw,relatime)
/dev/sdb1 on /media/usb type ext4 (rw,relatime)

openrsi 3.0 azboxme
/dev/sda1 on /media/usb type ext2 (rw,relatime,errors=continue,user_xattr)

3.9.2 kernel use some usbfs mount. not sure why
also the USB media is mounted as ext2 with openrsi 3.0, but mounted as ext4 in oatv6. - I think that is because the kernel only contains the ext4 driver. 

meanwhile, i'm trying to recopile a kernel using newer sigma drivers (same sources i used to replace the SATA drivers originally to rebuild the kernel. Not easy and straightforward.
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Thank you for your work recompiling and plug and playing Daz. That has to be time consuming and frustrating....but I and we appreciate your efforts.

Does it say how and if there is any relation between how the usb HDD and the usb tuner 5925 are mounted?
Thanks!!!!!

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The USB HDD is the same isn't it. (just plugged into the other box?
Yes, and formatted the one time only as EXT2 -- not EXT3 or EXT4.  If there's any question, I can do the mount experiment again just to be certain.

EDIT:  Could the system have quietly reformatted it without my knowing?
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FWIW, in May last year 64bit feature became default in upstream e2fsprogs, which is the package in Linux distros that includes the EXT4 formatters, mkfs.ext4 and mke2fs. Older drivers and 32bit CPUs do not support EXT4's 64bit feature. Someone might want to retry EXT4 after ensuring 64bit is not enabled. It can be disabled without reformatting using the -s option of resize2fs of new enough version. 'tune2fs -l /dev/sdX# | grep tures' reports if it is enabled.

Possibly extents might need to be disabled too.

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Before Irma got close, I upgraded my OS version to the latest and spent a week on my (openATV 5.3, 20161228 IIRC) 3.9.2 ME's EXT3 HD, backing it up to an EXT2 HD, running badblocks and smartctl, testing the backup HD, restoring to the freshly formatted EXT3, etc. I saved its lamedb, then booted my 3.3.1 ME, replaced its lamedb with that from the 3.9.2 ME, scanned in the newer CBS and KRBK feeds, saved it, returned to using the 3.9.2 ME, and installed the updated lamedb.

With the fresh lamedb the 3.9.2 ME recorded what appears to be a complete 31 minute BBT episode from 4100H@97W @20:00 eastern, giving me sound along with a black screen. It plays the new recording's sound back (as much of it as I tried after just having watched with atypically poor reception the same program OTA).

SMPlayer plays the 4.1G recording nicely (also as much of it as I tried). SMPlayer 17.6 also plays the 3.6G HD+ recording I made at the same time from the same source. VLC 2.2.6 plays both the ME and HD+ recordings, watchable, but the HD+'s with some kind of seriously strange defect in colors. As little as I watch CBS any more, this should suffice at least for the time being, as I've a lot more pressing needs since the hurricane.

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