[RDD] Inexplicable rdairplay crashes

Rob Landry 41001140 at interpring.com
Thu Jan 15 08:06:41 EST 2015


I've experienced these crashes on machines only I have access to, so I 
don't think they're due to human intervention.


Rob


On Wed, 14 Jan 2015, Chuck wrote:

>  Are you sure someone is not breaking into the VPN and just quitting
> RD?  We recently had trouble with TOH events, and that is what it turned
> out to be.  A little less subtle than someone just quitting RD, so
> easier to troubleshoot.
>
> --Chuck W.
>
> On Wed, 14 Jan 2015 08:54:17 -0500 (EST),
> Rob Landry <41001140 at interpring.com> wrote:
>> Every now and then I experience rdairplay crashes for no obvious reason.
>> Here is the latest:
>>
>> Yesterday morning I got in my car to drive to a station in New Hampshire.
>> My radio came on tuned to a Boston station I consult that runs Rivendell.
>> It was silent, so I ran back into the house and VNC'd in to see why. I
>> found an empty desktop; rdairplay had died.
>>
>> I restarted rdairplay with today's log and went on my way. I've seen
>> rdairplay crash at other stations too, usually after running for several
>> weeks, and leaving nothing in any log that offers any clue. A song will
>> start playing, and no log entry will appear at the time of the actual
>> crash.
>>
>> The aircheck from yesterday indicates the audio went silent at 4:37:42 AM,
>> in the middle of a song.
>>
>>
>> The last entries in rdairplay.log before the crash are:
>>
>> 13/01/2015 - 04:34:57.012 : finished event: Line: 136 Cart: 501334 Cut: 1
>> Card: 0 Stream: 0 Port: 0
>>
>> 13/01/2015 - 04:34:57.073 : started audio cart: Line: 137 Cart: 502310
>> Cut: 1 Pos: 0 Card: 0 Stream: 0 Port: 0
>>
>> 13/01/2015 - 04:34:57.486 : curl -s -connect-timeout 1
>> https://spinitron.com/member/logthis.php -d
>> "un=mail at whrb.org&pw=whrb953&sn=Ti+sei+mai+chiesto+quale+funzione+hai%3F&aw=Franco+Battiato&dn=&pm=1&df=Rivendell&st=whrb"
>>
>>
>> The last entries in caed.log before the crash are:
>>
>> 13/01/2015 - 04:34:57.013 : UnloadPlayback - Card: 0 Stream: 0 Handle: 175
>>
>> 13/01/2015 - 04:34:57.063 : LoadPlayback Card: 0 Stream: 0 Name:
>> /var/snd/502310_001.wav Handle: 176
>>
>> 13/01/2015 - 04:34:57.072 : PlaybackPosition - Card: 0 Stream: 0 Pos: 26
>> Handle: 176
>>
>> 13/01/2015 - 04:34:57.106 : Play - Card: 0 Stream: 0 Handle: 176 Length:
>> 213420 Speed: 100000 Pitch: 0
>>
>>
>> There are no more entries in either log until 6:20, when I restarted
>> rdairplay. Cut 502310_001 is 3:33.4 long, so it should have contiued
>> playing until 4:38:30.4, unless my math is wrong.
>>
>> The audio cut plays correctly in rdlibrary.
>>
>> This is Rivendell version 2.8.1, installed from source, running under
>> CentOS 6 on two year old hardware. It's using an ASI5111 sound card and
>> hpklinux-4.10.15. The machine was last booted on September 13.
>>
>> Can anyone suggest anywhere I might look for more clues?
>>
>>
>> Rob
>


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