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Subject: Re: Track skipping & shuffling cause hard lockups.

Re: Track skipping & shuffling cause hard lockups.

From: gl <>
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2006 16:00:23 +0100

If nobody cracks it in the next day or so I'll take a shot at it (I shuffle
on the move all the time, and a hard lock isn't nice). If I can't figure it
I'll bug it.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Brandon Low" <>
To: "Rockbox development" <>
Sent: Tuesday, March 28, 2006 3:38 PM
Subject: Re: Track skipping & shuffling cause hard lockups.
> Makes sense, that would make this a long standing bug, is this posted on
> flyspray with all of these details somewhere?
> Brandon
> On Tue, 03/28/06 at 11:41:34 +0100, gl wrote:
>> OK, I think both are the same bug, related to reshuffling interfering 
>> with
>> existing playback.  Try this (tested on today's CVS):
>> - create or use a folder with 3 audio files.
>> - enable shuffling and shuffle-repeat
>> - play, then skip tracks twice (ie. to the last track in the list).
>> - on the last track, fast forward to near the end to let it end 
>> naturally.
>> When the end is reached, nothing will happen, the WPS is still updated 
>> but
>> the track never finishes, another track never plays.  You may be able to
>> press some buttons (eg. skip forwards/backwards), the WPS may still 
>> update,
>> but nothing will play.  Going to the fileview usually crashes instantly, 
>> or
>> when you try to load another file.  Either way, a hard lockup is 
>> imminent.
>> Glancing at the code, I notice that sometimes
>> audio_flush_and_reload_tracks(); is called after randomise_playlist(), 
>> but
>> sometimes it isn't.  So far haven't found the exact spot where it locks -
>> if somebody knows what they're looking for, please try, else I will play
>> with it again in the next few days.
>> --
>> gl
>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>> From: "gl" <>
>> To: "Rockbox development" <>
>> Sent: Tuesday, March 28, 2006 9:58 AM
>> Subject: Re: Track skipping & shuffling cause hard lockups.
>> >
>> >>How long is "long periods" because I took a post-tagcache build on a 
>> >>four
>> >>hour drive, and shuffled the whole time without a lockup on an H120, so
>> >>whatever problem you're having with lockups *may* be target-specific.
>> >>Also, have you tried non-shuffle for long periods to see if it locks up
>> >>to (with the same or a recent build?) Just wondering if it could be
>> >>something else (maybe an aging HD, or who knows what....)
>> >
>> >Well mine's an H140, so same target.  I left it running overnight on
>> >repeat-all (non-shuffle), and that survived fine.  I've seen shuffle 
>> >fail
>> >after about 6 tracks, but it often takes more.  I didn't update 
>> >yesterday
>> >though so I'll test it again later.
>> >--
>> >gl
>> > 
Received on 2006-03-28

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