[RDD] RDAirplay froze, gam_server?

Tom Van Gorkom tomvangorkom at gmail.com
Thu Jun 23 11:55:14 EDT 2016


The servers only had the second line showing that it wasn't running.

Tom Van Gorkom
Radio Esperanza Engineering, KRIO AM/FM, KOIR FM
Office: 956-380-8150
Cell: 865-803-7427

Rio Grande Bible Institute
4300 S US Hwy 281
Edinburg, TX 78539

On Thu, Jun 23, 2016 at 10:52 AM, Tom Van Gorkom <tomvangorkom at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Try again... the tab sent the last message that was incomplete...
>
> On airplay1 which was rebooted a few hours ago:
> 2965 ?      S    27:28  /usr/libexec/gam_server
> 4425 pts/1 S+  0:00  grep gam_server
>
> The others varied with different PIDs, R or D instead of S, different
> times, but otherwise the same
>
> Tom Van Gorkom
> Radio Esperanza Engineering, KRIO AM/FM, KOIR FM
> Office: 956-380-8150
> Cell: 865-803-7427
>
> Rio Grande Bible Institute
> 4300 S US Hwy 281
> Edinburg, TX 78539
>
> On Thu, Jun 23, 2016 at 10:21 AM, drew Roberts <zotzbro at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Tom,
>>
>>
>> On Thu, Jun 23, 2016 at 10:57 AM, Tom Van Gorkom <tomvangorkom at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> I read up what I could find on this before writing the email and all the
>>> info is old. The bug was reported over 10 years ago and the fixes are old.
>>> I hesitate to apply them and I haven't been able to figure out yet how to
>>> change the polling. Several sites suggest fsset but that is not a legit
>>> command in centos and I can't seem to find one. I can kill the process but
>>> it comes right back - 100% CPU every few seconds.
>>>
>>
>> what do you get when you run:
>>
>> ps ax | grep gam_server
>>
>> on your various boxes.
>>
>>>
>>> This is a recent event for us- in the last couple weeks since updating
>>> everything, but it does not show up on the servers that also run centos 6.7
>>> with Gnome.  I'm at a loss as to what to do. I can't have it freezing
>>> Airplay. A reboot seems to help for about 12 hours.
>>>
>>> Tom Van Gorkom
>>> Radio Esperanza Engineering, KRIO AM/FM, KOIR FM
>>> Office: 956-380-8150
>>> Cell: 865-803-7427
>>>
>>> Rio Grande Bible Institute
>>> 4300 S US Hwy 281
>>> Edinburg, TX 78539
>>>
>>> On Wed, Jun 22, 2016 at 9:06 PM, drew Roberts <zotzbro at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> A  quick google search...
>>>>
>>>> On Wed, Jun 22, 2016 at 9:38 PM, Tom Van Gorkom <tomvangorkom at gmail.com
>>>> > wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Rivendell 2.14.1 on CentOS 6.7, Client server setup, quad core 3 GHz
>>>>> AMD processor, 8GB RAM
>>>>>
>>>>> Last week a workstation began freezing intermittently when editing
>>>>> clocks. Top showed a load average of 1.5 at the time and some % of wait.
>>>>> The top processes running were gam_server and Xorg with rd aps bouncing up
>>>>> and down. After restarting, it has stayed at a load average between .4 - .9
>>>>> but no freezing so far.
>>>>>
>>>>> Tonight, our main on-air workstation froze for about 30 sec, first
>>>>> during a live show using RD Panel and then a few minutes later after
>>>>> putting it back on automation. The Load was over 1 and the wait about
>>>>> .9%-but changing constantly. I rebooted and it settled down. Again, the
>>>>> main processes running are gam_server and Xorg, but in all cases,
>>>>> gam_server runs WAY more than anything else.
>>>>>
>>>>> Has something changed in recent updates of the OS or aps that I should
>>>>> have avoided? How do I get rid of gam_server or do I need it?
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> I found this:
>>>>
>>>> https://www.centos.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=35621
>>>>
>>>> does it help?
>>>>
>>>> I read a few links in and think it may.
>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>>
>>>>> Tom Van Gorkom
>>>>> Radio Esperanza Engineering, KRIO AM/FM, KOIR FM
>>>>> Office: 956-380-8150
>>>>> Cell: 865-803-7427
>>>>>
>>>>> Rio Grande Bible Institute
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> all the best,
>>>>
>>>> drew
>>>> --
>>>> Bahamain Or Nuttin - http://www.bahamianornuttin.com
>>>> <http://www.bahamianornuttin.com/>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>> --
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>>
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