[ardour-users] GUI crash

Jesse Chappell jesse at essej.net
Fri Jan 27 12:49:31 PST 2006

On Fri, 27 Jan 2006 12:06:38, Matthew Polashek <matt at tinysongs.com> wrote:
> I'm such a busy bee lately.  I wa recording bass and sax last evening with my
> EZBus and  OSX laptop.  Working with aggregate USB devices is a pain!  Anyway,
> that's neither here nor there.  Things worked pretty great.  I recorded about 3
> hours of 2 tracks without issue until then end of the night when the computer
> locked up.  I had to do a hard shut down.  Of course I was playing with my back
> to the machine and I don't know when it happenend.  Anyway, When I opened up the
> sesison again it did a crash recovery and it appears all my data is there.
> Should the details of the crash be logged even though the computer was locked up?
>  Does Ardour continue to record in the event of a GUI crash?  How does all that work?

Good to hear the crash recovery kicked in.  When the GUI crashes, that
is usually it for the whole app.  Before a capture, a pending state
file is written that the crash-recovery code looks for, and which it
uses to reconstitute the newly recorded regions.  The recorded data is
being written to disk in continuous chunks, but on a crash often the
headers of those files are not properly updated.  In crash-recovery
broken headers are found and fixed (based on existing written data
length in file).


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