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#1 Rob van der Does

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Posted 26 August 2018 - 13:43

I have my ET8k setup as a 'slave box', using automated import of services & EPG from the master box (DUO2) after reboot/E2-restart. Directly after booting up there is no EPG, but when I do the import manually (via the extension menu) all is fine. As the box always goes to 'deep sleep' this is very unhandy

 

What could be wrong in my setup?



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Posted 26 August 2018 - 14:10

Do you wait long enough to have the epg fully reloaded into memory?

Do you have a local storage attached to your ET8K to have epg.dat written to?


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Re: FallBackTuner: import services & EPG #3 Rob van der Does

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Posted 26 August 2018 - 17:04

Yes to both questions.

1- Nothing gets loaded, no matter how long I wait. Doing the manual import works instantly.

2- The box has an USB-stick attached as HDD-replacement.



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Posted 26 August 2018 - 18:17

2- The box has an USB-stick attached as HDD-replacement.

I have suspicious, that USB stick is not ideal for it... I had same problem on Osninoplus, where I have microSD in adapter "as HDD" only.

It is long time, when I saw this problem...  from this time i am using import when box goes from standby only...

 

I forgot details ... I think, there is imported epg from server, then is saved to usb/disk as "epg.loading" and then this file is renamed to epg.dat and readed to epg cache. I think, that stick is slow for save imported epg and then is readed empty file...

 
 


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Posted 27 August 2018 - 04:54

The epg-data of the slave box is neatly saved as epg.dat on the local USB-stick.

It's the import from the epg.dat data from the server box that does only work when doing the import manually (not when set to do so after boot/E2-start).

 

IMHO if the stick would be too slow, the manual import wouldn't work either?



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Posted 27 August 2018 - 07:17

As I wrote, it is long time ... but if you will see what happens, one time you will see epg.dat, then epg.loading and then again epg.dat

Standby/wake-up ... system is stable in this time


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Posted 27 August 2018 - 16:05

So in fact you say that it's not a good idea to set it to automated import after reboot?

Or should there a delay be built in the logic, to await system to be ready?



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Posted 27 August 2018 - 17:19

I did not investigate it more ...  may be - more delay. May be, faster storage ? Try it with usb hdd, if it will be better...


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Re: FallBackTuner: import services & EPG #9 twol

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Posted 27 August 2018 - 17:36

Rob, I know I am comparing Apples with Pears, but I just reflashed my oldish ET7500 this morning (with Vix - yes, I know!) which uses the ViX C/S mode and both Bouquets and EPG are upto date - neither Crossepg or epgimporter are active and the only add on to the box is an old usb stick.
So I am guessing there is an issue in how OpenPli handle the transfer.

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Posted 27 August 2018 - 17:45

As I saw now, on H7S with internal hdd is epg after restart ok. On osninoplus with microSD (fat32 + ext3) is after restart problem.

 

@twol ... on vix it works well, PLi it has wrong ?


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Posted 27 August 2018 - 18:45

As I saw now, on H7S with internal hdd is epg after restart ok. On osninoplus with microSD (fat32 + ext3) is after restart problem.

@twol ... on vix it works well, PLi it has wrong ?

Different code - nobody is wrong, just saying that a similar solution does work in a different image.... so maybe a timing issue?
Never looked at either ViX or Pli code for this area,so cannot comment further.... just knw that at one point fallback code was similar before later developments

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Posted 27 August 2018 - 20:05

Did you enable the download after e2 restart?
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Posted 28 August 2018 - 03:15

 

As I saw now, on H7S with internal hdd is epg after restart ok. On osninoplus with microSD (fat32 + ext3) is after restart problem.

@twol ... on vix it works well, PLi it has wrong ?

Different code - nobody is wrong, just saying that a similar solution does work in a different image.... so maybe a timing issue?
Never looked at either ViX or Pli code for this area,so cannot comment further.... just knw that at one point fallback code was similar before later developments

 

I now installed ViX on the ET8k and automated import (after reboot) does work fine, using the same USB-stick.



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Posted 28 August 2018 - 06:47

Pli epg import works after reboot fine too. Only restart gui failed, as I saw yesterday.


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Posted 28 August 2018 - 07:39

Back on PLi for a new test: I have no idea why, but I can't reproduce the problem any more.....



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Posted 28 August 2018 - 08:38

I'm thinking about some kind of 'race'....

 

After a reboot E2 creates an epg.dat on that (slow) USB stick or SD... after the restart the box reads this epg.dat from the USB stick or SD card and then also a new epg.dat is downloaded from the server box (in a different thread)... that overwrites the epg.dat that currently is read which might lead to weird things... 

 

I think when we enable this import we should unsure not read the epg.dat at the startup of e2.


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Re: FallBackTuner: import services & EPG #17 Rob van der Does

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Posted 28 August 2018 - 13:23

Indeed: when automated import is enabled there is no need to read the local (saved) data.



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Posted 28 August 2018 - 14:06

At least the read of this data at start of E2 should be disabled.... But I cannot find at this moment where this is done...


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Posted 28 August 2018 - 15:14

In EPGimport I think.


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Re: FallBackTuner: import services & EPG #20 littlesat

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Posted 28 August 2018 - 15:27

Nope... somewhere in E2 (cpp I think) where the epg.dat file is read...


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