Motion - Bug Report 2008x 02x 18x 222143
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BUG: Stop answering.

After an hour or so, Motion stop answering. The HTTP daemon doesnt work, no more motion pictures or snapshots are taken. Then when I kill the process I have to reboot the computer beacause "that cam is used by another process".

This is what happens:

1. I start the motion process:

daniel@holmen-server:~$ sudo motion -n
[0] Processing thread 0 - config file /etc/motion/motion.conf
[0] Motion 3.2.9 Started
[0] Thread 1 is from /etc/motion/motion.conf
[1] Thread 1 started
[0] motion-httpd/3.2.9 running, accepting connections
[0] motion-httpd: waiting for data on port TCP 9000
[1] Not a V4L2 device?
[1] Using VIDEO_PALETTE_YUV420P palette
[1] Using V4L1
[1] Started stream webcam server in port 9001

2. It takes a few pictures:

[1] File of type 2 saved to: /var/www/cam/01-20080220162500-snapshot.jpg
[1] File of type 8 saved to: /var/www/cam/01-20080220162525.avi
[1] File of type 1 saved to: /var/www/cam/01-20080220162525-02.jpg
[1] File of type 1 saved to: /var/www/cam/01-20080220162526-00.jpg
[1] File of type 1 saved to: /var/www/cam/01-20080220162529-02.jpg
[1] File of type 1 saved to: /var/www/cam/01-20080220162530-01.jpg

3. And then, nothing more.

My Config is attached.


daniel@holmen-server:~$ lsusb | grep -i cam
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 046d:0921 Logitech, Inc. Labtec WebCam
[   39.200000] /build/buildd/linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.22-2.6.22/debian/build/build-server/media/gspcav1/gspca_core.c: USB SPCA5xx camera found. (TV8532)
[   39.290000] usbcore: registered new interface driver gspca
[   39.290000] /build/buildd/linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.22-2.6.22/debian/build/build-server/media/gspcav1/gspca_core.c: gspca driver 01.00.12 registered
After a kill:*
daniel@holmen-server:~$ sudo motion -n
[0] Processing thread 0 - config file /etc/motion/motion.conf
[0] Processing config file /etc/motion/thread0.conf
[1] Thread is from /etc/motion/thread0.conf
[1] Thread started
[1] Failed to open video device /dev/video0: Device or resource busy
[1] Motion Exits
The last two rows of output from Motions when it freezes or stop answering:*
[1] File of type 2 saved to: /home/daniel/cam/06-20080218225500-snapshot.jpg
[1] File of type 2 saved to: /home/daniel/cam/06-20080218230000-snapshot.jpg


Motion version: 3.2.9
ffmpeg version:  
Shared libraries: ffmpeg, mysql,
Server OS: Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon

-- DanielHolm - 18 Feb 2008

Follow up

Why do you use such an old version of Motion? Noone will try to fix or persue a bug in a version which is several years old. First thing you should have done is to upgrade.

-- KennethLavrsen - 19 Feb 2008

Upgraded to 3.2.9 - same problem.

-- Main.Daniel Holm - 20 Feb 2008

Daniel please very hard to guess your problem without any information , no logs files , no message from syslog , no config file that you are using , no

device you are using to capture from , no version driver ... :-/

Please give us some clue ... or nobody will be able to figure out what's your problem .

-- AngelCarpintero - 20 Feb 2008

Edited the text a bit more ad attached my config file. Addes the cam.

-- DanielHolm - 20 Feb 2008

Daniel that really bring some lights to me ... the problem seems related to your webcam driver :

It should support V4L2 , but i think that it doesn't or have some bug , maybe you need to load your module with some parameter.

-- AngelCarpintero - 20 Feb 2008

But why does it work an hour, and nothing more? It work flawlessly when it does.

-- DanielHolm - 20 Feb 2008.

Fix record

Topic revision: r7 - 20 Feb 2008, DanielHolm
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