[vlc-devel] Re: Handling of EOVERFLOW

Benjamin PRACHT bigben+spam at videolan.org
Thu Jul 1 10:58:39 CEST 2004

On Thu, Jul 01, 2004, Vincent Bernat wrote :
> Hello !
> When streaming  a  whole transponder    with vlc,  I sometimes  get  a
> EOVERFLOW  error from the kernel. When  vlc receives such an error, it
> terminates. I have  asked on dvb mailing list  about this and it seems
> that tools like vlc should ignore such an error (most apps in dvb-apps
> do the same).
> I  have tried  to  implement this  but  it  seems rather  difficult  :
> rereading again if we get an EOVERFLOW seems to break the system and I
> don't know how to implement "ok, the DVB card did  not send us a valid
> packet, but let's continue". Could someone help me to implement this ?

Well, we also faced this issue serveral time, on some archtectures.
There is unfortunaltely no fix at this time


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