Remote scheduling problems - confused!

TonyC

Member
I've been using RS for several years without issues, but in the last couple of days it seems to have gone horribly wrong. Symptoms include:
- Humax is reported as only being "seen" at the time of reboot, rather than at regular intervals through the day (although the "Recent Activity" table keeps updating, strangely)
- New items get "stuck" in "queued" (or possibly "pending" - I know the difference between the two, but right now I can't remember which the items were in)
- I had a whole string of repeating errors in the a log file (rs.20161022213720.log) like this:
Code:
5000    *Unschedule 3/122/327811/1477293900/41182/1WWW.ITV.COM/34829112|1WWW.ITV.COM/35119720|1WWW.ITV.COM/35119742|1WWW.ITV.COM/35119760|1WWW.ITV.COM/35119778|1WWW.ITV.COM/35119800|1WWW.ITV.COM/35316848|1WWW.ITV.COM/35586511|1WWW.ITV.COM/35587995|1WWW.ITV.COM/37271649|1WWW.ITV.COM/37271651|1WWW.ITV.COM/37421528|1WWW.ITV.COM/37421530|1WWW.ITV.COM/38011870|1WWW.ITV.COM/38011872|1WWW.ITV.COM/38254215|1WWW.ITV.COM/38560387|1WWW.ITV.COM/45553130|1WWW.ITV.COM/38848105|1WWW.ITV.COM/38875509|1WWW.ITV.COM/45623791|1WWW.ITV.COM/38507673|1WWW.ITV.COM/45602200|1WWW.ITV.COM/45862319|1WWW.ITV.COM/45862321|1WWW.ITV.COM/46131157|1WWW.ITV.COM/46131159|1WWW.ITV.COM/46271814|1WWW.ITV.COM/38279108|1WWW.ITV.COM/46469865|1WWW.ITV.COM/46469867|1WWW.ITV.COM/46623717|1WWW.ITV.COM/131504069|1WWW.ITV.COM/131504077|1WWW.ITV.COM/132107157|1WWW.ITV.COM/132630143|1WWW.ITV.COM/133901478|1WWW.ITV.COM/132738016|1WWW.ITV.COM/133901456|1WWW.ITV.COM/133381683|1WWW.ITV.COM/134390439|1WWW.ITV.COM/137667277|1WWW.ITV.COM/134883881|1WWW.ITV.COM/134883893|1WWW.ITV.COM/138723479|1WWW.ITV.COM/13273798
4999    Processing command 'unschedule pending'
4998    at file "/mod/sbin/rs_process", line 34
4997    in procedure 'log' called at file "/mod/sbin/rs_process", line 315
4996    /mod/sbin/rs_process:34: Error: child killed by signal SIGSEGV
I assumed that the problem was a single entry that could not be processed, so uninstalled and reinstalled RS. After that things got better, but the "not seen" problem is persisting. The main rs.log file isn't showing any more of the "child killed by signal" errors.
I'm not using the "instant" RS, at least not intentionally.
Anybody have some good ideas as to what to try next?
Thanks in advance!
 

af123

Administrator
Staff member
It looks like you may have some disk corruption on your Humax.
As a first step you should boot to maintenance mode and run a disk check.
Re-installing the rs package has fixed some corruption somewhere...
re-installing the cron-daemon and webif packages may solve the seen issue but you are better off checking the disk first.
 
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TonyC

Member
Hmm, well I ran fix-disk and it reported (and hopefully fixed) loads of problems. (And now the reallocated sector count has jumped up to 8 (from 0), which is a bit concerning - need to keep an eye on that).
I've reinstalled cron-daemon but am struggling with WebIf as hitting "Remove" in the package list doesn't seem to do anything.
The Humax still isn't being "seen" by RS other than at boot, but again the activity log is continuing to update...
Next step is presumably to run "reset" from the Telnet menu to wipe and reinstall the complete CF package?
 

MontysEvilTwin

Well-Known Member
Hmm, well I ran fix-disk and it reported (and hopefully fixed) loads of problems. (And now the reallocated sector count has jumped up to 8 (from 0), which is a bit concerning - need to keep an eye on that).
I've reinstalled cron-daemon but am struggling with WebIf as hitting "Remove" in the package list doesn't seem to do anything.
The Humax still isn't being "seen" by RS other than at boot, but again the activity log is continuing to update...
Next step is presumably to run "reset" from the Telnet menu to wipe and reinstall the complete CF package?
It sounds like an advanced format disk: if it finds one 512b sector that needs reallocation, it will reallocate all eight sectors of the 4096b physical sector.

Try reinstalling webif from Telnet:
Code:
opkg install webif --force-reinstall
You could also try reinstalling the RS package. If you are still struggling you could try the CFW reset utility from webif>diagnostics: this will remove all packages and settings when you reboot, and take you back to the webif bootstrap page.
 
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