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Subject: Re: exception handling

Re: exception handling

From: Dave Wiard <>
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2005 08:06:34 -0700

Linus Nielsen Feltzing wrote:
> Dave Wiard wrote:
>> Last night I plugged in my 120, set the sleep timer, started the music
>> and fell asleep. This morning, I woke up to find Rockbox had crashed
>> with an ID3Addr exception at some pointer before the timer shut the
>> player down.
> That should have been fixed in the latest daily builds. Which build was
> this?

I'm running cvs-050812 at the moment. I know I'm 10 days behind on the
daily builds but this is the first crash I've had with this build. I'll
update to last night's daily shortly.

>> That's okay but I was a little disturbed by the fact the
>> hard drive had been spinning for more than 6 hours. Thankfully I had the
>> player plugged into AC or it would surely have drained the battery by
>> the time I found it (and who knows what could have happened there). Is
>> it possible to ensure the hard drive spins down when throwing fatal
>> exceptions to ensure the drive doesn't just spin endlessly?
> A good idea. I'll look into it one of those says.

Excellent. Obviously not crashing is best but it will happen and when it
does it's good to leave the device as idle as possible.

Received on 2005-08-22

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