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nia
2007-11-12, 12:45 AM
I've done some analysis on my VA issues, and have come to a more consistent picture of stuff that works and don't...

First of all - doing a complete removal including using the uninstall tool for VA finally got me rid of the huge memory allocation issue (http://forums.nextpvr.com/showthread.php?t=29979) I've had . No more 700++ MB for every instance of VA being used. :o

I have made a couple of installs and removals of the Sep 25 version and the Oct 26 version. I have reduced complexity by only having it look at the default recording directory and not my supplemental drives (re-adding them later made no difference). Also, i disabled VA Panel.

The good part is, that the Sep 25 seems to work quite well :-) Only thing is that it says "Please wait" and usually don't populate the list until you activate e.g. the down key (as observed by others). Also, every time I enter the GBPVR config app., it triggers an application error on config.exe, although it is possible to continue working in it and save changes.

The test version from Oct 26 never succeeds in getting the list populated. It seems to reload the list intermittently halfway/midway. It always starts by only showing "Whats New", and needs a (MVP-)Go or (PC-)F11 to rescan.

The log shows a couple of errors that mught narrow it down.



10-24-07 09:26:45:625 [4] System.Data.SQLite.SQLiteException: malloc() failed
out of memory
at System.Data.SQLite.SQLite3.Reset(SQLiteStatement stmt)
at System.Data.SQLite.SQLite3.Step(SQLiteStatement stmt)
at System.Data.SQLite.SQLiteDataReader.Read()
at CommonGBPVRUtilities.ArchiveDB.GetDirectoryList(Bo olean DVDDirFlagSettings, String userId)

Interestingly, both ConvertVADatabase.log files ends like this:


11-09-07 11:22:50:621 [1] 2419: Adding record 24 timer - 24 timer_20070115_22502335.mpg
11-09-07 11:22:50:777 [1] 2420: Adding record Dyrene fra Lilleskoven - Dyrene fra Lilleskoven_20070508_06300700.mpg
11-09-07 11:22:50:808 [1] System.Data.SQLite.SQLiteException: Abort due to constraint violation
columns DirectoryName, ShortFileName are not unique
at System.Data.SQLite.SQLite3.Reset(SQLiteStatement stmt)
at System.Data.SQLite.SQLite3.Step(SQLiteStatement stmt)
at System.Data.SQLite.SQLiteCommand.ExecuteNonQuery()
at ConvertVADatabase.Program.MakeSQLiteDB()
11-09-07 11:22:50:855 [1] Conversion complete
11-09-07 11:22:50:855 [1] Done.


Logfiles from both version installs on otherwise the same setup attached. (Edit: The forum reports a database error trying to upload the NiA-VA-logs-2007-10-26-release.zip. Jeff, you can find it where I linked files for you last time. I have also posted the VA-database after each versions scan. If anyone else wants some of these files, please PM me)

All of the above was dine a couple of days ago on 1.0.16

nia
2007-11-12, 03:07 PM
First of all - doing a complete removal including using the uninstall tool for VA finally got me rid of the huge memory allocation issue (http://forums.nextpvr.com/showthread.php?t=29979) I've had . No more 700++ MB for every instance of VA being used. :o
Well - upgrading de-cured that. Now it consistently loads approx. 600MB per MVP server I configure in a PVRX2-task. It does so approx. one minute after restarting the recordingservice. It does have the positive effect that the recordingslist seems to be prepopulated, so no waiting when first entering the Videos-menu :) albeit at high memory'price' (1GB+)

When turning off a MVP, the pvrx2-task flushes itself and reloads like with a recordingservice restart.

Seems like it is enforcing the
<MVPLoadPluginsEarlier>true</MVPLoadPluginsEarlier>
parameter. On the other hand, it doesn't respect it being set to false.

The rest of the above post is still true. So this is still the September version working best. The October version is still not populating properly, and making it impossible to use it here.

For the record, I have tried removing and reinstalling VA a few times, but things remains and behave consistently like described.

cpenney
2007-11-14, 01:01 AM
I get the same bug with only getting What's New a lot using the latest version. I also occasionally get some reboots when I got into videos, but I think it's more from hitting multiple buttons.

nia
2007-11-15, 08:51 PM
I also occasionally get some reboots when I got into videos, but I think it's more from hitting multiple buttons.

You're probably right. I have not had any of that (ever actually)...