[ardour-users] GUI crash
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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