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FS#5266 - Rockbox 20060501: PANIC Stkov ata

Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by Anonymous Submitter - Monday, 01 May 2006, 07:14 GMT
Last edited by Peter D'Hoye (petur) - Monday, 01 May 2006, 21:28 GMT
Task Type Bugs
Category Operating System/Drivers
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Operating System iPod 5G
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No



I've just gotten a 60G iPod Video, and for a first install used the daily build for today (

It plays music well, but if I go into the playlist menu while it's playing, and scroll up and down quickly, music stutters. If I keep doing it, the iPod crashes with the message:

Stkov ata

Part of the problem may be that there are 400+ songs in this folder; I get a "Dir Buffer is Full!" warning when entering this directory.

Thanks for making a great program!
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Closed by  Dominik Riebeling (bluebrother)
Monday, 18 September 2006, 06:56 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  Fixed according to reporter
Comment by Penelope Fudd (pfudd) - Monday, 01 May 2006, 07:24 GMT
I've created an account now.
Comment by Penelope Fudd (pfudd) - Monday, 01 May 2006, 07:56 GMT
After reading the manual, I realized I should fill in more information.

Exact model from the back of the ipod: 60GB
Exact ROM firmware: Video
Rockbox version: CVS-060501
Step-by-step: Get a directory with 436 songs in it, play a song, hit 'menu', playlist options, view current playlist, scroll up and down.

Do it a little bit, the song keeps playing.
Do it a bit more, the song stops for a second.
Do it a lot, the song cuts out for 10 seconds-ish.
Keep fiddling with it, the panic message occurs.
This time, it just froze with the backlight on; rebooting cleared the problem.
Comment by Dominik Riebeling (bluebrother) - Monday, 01 May 2006, 08:05 GMT
have you tried increasing the dir buffer? General Settings -> System -> Limits -> Max Files in Dir Browser. Default value is 400, so with your 436 songs you're beyond this.

Even if it's only a draft for now, please take a look in the manual first on such problems.
Comment by Penelope Fudd (pfudd) - Monday, 01 May 2006, 14:07 GMT
Oh, I thought the crash was unrelated, but I thought I'd mention the number of files anyway.

I guess a new feature request would be for RockBox to update the limit by itself.

In any event, should it crash? Does this happen for directories of 300 entries? I'm going to find out....

I split the directory, it still crashes.
Comment by Paul Louden (darkkone) - Monday, 01 May 2006, 14:50 GMT
Rockbox is never going to update the limit by itself because the limit requires a reboot to be increased, and the current method provides a way for a user to forcibly limit how much of their RAM is used ("wasted" in some peoples' views) on a directory buffer. You can have better battery life by keeping the number small, and splitting your files.

As for the crash, I'm not sure why the stkov happens in ata, but the stuttering is related to the fact that our button driver still needs some work.
Comment by Penelope Fudd (pfudd) - Monday, 01 May 2006, 23:56 GMT
Ok, thank you for the information.

I'm quite pleased that the project has gotten as far as it has, as quickly as it has; every time opensource colonizes another platform is a victory.
Comment by Martin Kjeldsen (baest) - Thursday, 04 May 2006, 05:32 GMT

I'm experiencing the same, using on my video ipod 60GB.
I don't think is has anything to do with how many files in playlist. My current is about 40 tracks (can't scrool the full way down because it seem to crash around 27). The crash happens however slow I try to scrool.

It get the same message

Stkov ata
Comment by Rani Hod (RaeNye) - Sunday, 17 September 2006, 23:37 GMT
Please recheck if the problem persists.

Note that the limits on playlist size and on directory size are unrelated; nevertheless, both ought to be respected.
Comment by Penelope Fudd (pfudd) - Monday, 18 September 2006, 03:34 GMT
Hey, whaddya know, it's fixed!

I can make the music pause briefly by scrolling quickly, but it doesn't crash anymore!

I'm using CVS-060812.