[linux-dvb] Possible SMP problems with budget_av/saa7134

Peter D. peter_s_d at fastmail.com.au
Fri Aug 22 11:22:45 CEST 2008

On Friday 22 August 2008, Matthias Dahl wrote:
> Hello Peter.
> On Friday 22 August 2008 08:56:53 Peter D. wrote:
> > That machine now has a vanilla kernel and the
> > "nosmp" flag.  It has been up for two hours now.  If you
> > don't solve this in the next month, I'll post a follow-up.  ;-)
> I am sorry to disappoint you but I guess we are talking about different
> problems here. This thread is mainly about problems with concurrent
> access to a ci/cam attached to a budget card. And since you are using
> dvb-t which afaik is always fta, you are experiencing a totally different
> problem. Besides my machine never locked up, the cam just stopped
> decrypting. Otherwise it would really have been quite strange to explain.
> :-)

I was already disappointed in the motherboard.  :-(  

> Have you run some tests on the machine like a memtest and/or processor
> test? 

Overnight runs of memtest have not found a fault with either mem stick.  
Problems have occurred with each stick being the sole stick, and with 
two different processors, both were X2 3600+ AMDs.  I doubt that both 
cpus have the same problem.  sys_basher did not find any faults.  
Do you recommend anything in particular - like cpuburn?

> Faulty memory can causes all sorts of strange problems. If you 
> still suspect the dvb subsystem, compile a kernel without it, test and
> stress it. If it works reliably for a longer period of time, you've
> possibly narrowed the list of suspects down. But I bet it's more like a
> hardware problem... sorry.
> So long,
> matthias.

I think that it is a motherboard problem, but I will let it run with 
nosmp for a while and see what happens.  

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Peter D.

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