Rockbox.org home
release
dev builds
extras
themes manual
wiki
device status forums
mailing lists
IRC bugs
patches
dev guide



Rockbox mail archive

Subject: Re: filesystem problems?
From: Bradley Alexander (storm_at_tux.org)
Date: 2002-09-03


One other thing I might note. This seems to occur most (if not all) when
I am running on the internal batteries. I use it pretty extensively in
the car where I have a car charger, and I have not really noticed any
skips.

On Tue, 2002-09-03 at 05:30, Bradley Alexander wrote:
> I have a little more information on this issue. None of it is
> scientific, however, I figured I would throw my config out there and see
> if any of it made sense.
>
> Again, this is a JB6000/RockBox 1.3 with the following settings:
>
> Shuffle on
> MP3/M3U Filter on
> Sort case sensitive off
> Backlight 10s (though it never stays on more than 3-4 seconds that I've
> noticed)
> WPS Display 1 line ID3 (though it displays the filename and time)
> Disk Spindown 5s
>
> Given a random playlist, say it plays tracks 1,4,6,9,3,5,7, and suppose
> it skips on track 9. If I hit the - key, instead of skipping back to the
> previous track (6 in this case), it goes back to the beginning of 9.
> Pressing - 2 or 3 times will take me back to track 4, and then pressing
> + twice will take me to track 9, which does not skip. It does not seem
> to be movement related.
>
> The other day, I also noticed that if allowed to play after a skipping
> episode, after 3 or 4 tracks, it will stop playing, and the display will
> say "End of list. Press <on>" Doing so will take me back to the
> top-level directory.
>
> I know its confusing, but hopefully one of the developers will find it
> useful. If there is any more information I can provide, please let me
> know.
>
> On Sun, 2002-09-01 at 16:13, Eric Linenberg wrote:
> > I think this should be the min disk timeout then. That would save a whole
> > lot of problems.
> >
> > -eric
> >
> > > You must have the spindown set to MORE than 3 seconds for things to really work
> > > properly.
> > >
> > > I'm not exactly sure why, but it seems to be a requirement. I personally use 5
> > > seconds.
> > >
> > > -Justin
> > >
> > > --- Nate Nystrom <nystrom_at_cs.cornell.edu> wrote:
> > > > On Sun Sep 01 01:45:09 -0700 2002, Justin Heiner wrote:
> > > > > The latest daily builds (available for download) will most likely fix
> > > > > the problem. I'm not sure of the exact details of the solution, but I
> > > > > believe it has to do with reading/writing data while buffering. I had
> > > > > the same problem as you, and the newest firmware fixes it for me.
> > > > >
> > > > > Try it and see if the problem goes away. If it doesn't go away, then
> > > > > we've got other problems to account for :-)
> > > > >
> > > > > -Justin
> > > >
> > > > I just did a CVS update and tried it. Configuration: AJB6000 with
> > > > Archos 5.06 + rockbox daily build 09/01 (plus my ff/rew patch from
> > > > yesterday). Spin down time set to 2s. I'm now experiencing the
> > > > following symptoms:
> > > >
> > > > About 1 in 3 times, when reading a directory or a file (e.g., when
> > > > changing directories in the dir browser or when changing tracks), the HD
> > > > light goes on, but the operation I was attempting does not complete. I
> > > > can enter the menu and return, but the dir browser is not correctly
> > > > redrawn, or is redrawn incorrectly with some of the menu text still
> > > > displayed.
> > > >
> > > > I can also tried changing the disk spin down time when in this state and
> > > > when the time hit 6s, the HD light flickered off and playback resumed,
> > > > although with the wrong song.
> > > >
> > > > Another symptom: ff/rewind doesn't work. The WPS changes as I'm
> > > > ffwding, but when I release the button, the song resumes where I started
> > > > the FF.
> > > >
> > > > All of these symptoms seem to go away when the spindown time is 3s or
> > > > more.
> > > >
> > > > Nate
> > >
> > >
> > > __________________________________________________
> > > Do You Yahoo!?
> > > Yahoo! Finance - Get real-time stock quotes
> > > http://finance.yahoo.com
> > >
> --
> --Brad
> ============================================================================
> Bradley M. Alexander | storm [at] debian.org
> Debian Developer, Security Engineer | storm [at] tux.org
> Debian/GNU Linux Developer | Visit the 99th VFS website at:
> 99th VFS 'Tuskegee Airmen' | http://99thvfs-ta.org
> ============================================================================
> Key fingerprints:
> DSA 0x54434E65: 37F6 BCA6 621D 920C E02E E3C8 73B2 C019 5443 4E65
> RSA 0xC3BCBA91: 3F 0E 26 C1 90 14 AD 0A C8 9C F0 93 75 A0 01 34
> ============================================================================
> The concept is simply staggering. Pointless, but staggering.

-- 
--Brad
============================================================================
Bradley M. Alexander                |   storm [at] debian.org
Debian Developer, Security Engineer |   storm [at] tux.org
Debian/GNU Linux Developer          | Visit the 99th VFS website at:
99th VFS 'Tuskegee Airmen'          |   http://99thvfs-ta.org
============================================================================
Key fingerprints:
DSA 0x54434E65: 37F6 BCA6 621D 920C E02E  E3C8 73B2 C019 5443 4E65
RSA 0xC3BCBA91: 3F 0E 26 C1 90 14 AD 0A  C8 9C F0 93 75 A0 01 34
============================================================================
The concept is simply staggering. Pointless, but staggering.



Page was last modified "Jan 10 2012" The Rockbox Crew
aaa