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Dale E Martin
2004-05-11, 05:39
Hello! I'm the happy new owner of a SqueezeBox. I've been thinking about
getting a slimp3 since they first came out, and I finally took the plunge
with a Squeezebox. Thanks everyone for a great product! (Sorry it took so
long to get on board ;-))

I was looking through the mailing list and I wanted to confirm two issues
that I had noticed that have been reported here. First is the memory leak
issue. My wife left her browser pointed at slimserver all day yesterday
and when I got home it was consuming >200M on my server machine. (It
physically has 256M so it was handling it OK still.)

Also, I connected my SqueezeBox to a switched outlet on my preamp. If I
power it off while music is playing, slimserver sits and spins consuming
CPU for some time. I do think that it quits eventually, but I'm not sure
how or why. "strace" shows it trying to write to a file handle and getting
error messages.

I'm running slimserver 5.1.5 on a Debian Linux box - stable + some
backports. Hardware-wise I've got a 1Ghz Via C3 server with 256M of RAM
that is also doing NFS/NIS for my internal network, and running folding
@home when the load is < 1.25 (via "loadwatch").

The other issue that I thought I would mention is that "just for fun" I
tried accessing slimserver using "links", a text-browser not unlike "lynx"
but with support frames/tables/colors, etc. Basically that did not work at
all, it says "Bad URL Syntax" after rendering the frames. (I'm fairly sure
it means an embedded URL.)

I'm an EE and a developer by trade, (and a Debian developer) and I know
perl reasonably well. I've got some ideas for some features that I will
share in another email.

Take care,
Dale
--
Dale E. Martin, Clifton Labs, Inc.
Senior Computer Engineer
dmartin (AT) cliftonlabs (DOT) com
http://www.cliftonlabs.com
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Cormac Long
2004-05-11, 05:44
The latest nightly.. (well in fact the one available since last Friday),
fixes the CPU issue.. I had same on FC1 when powering off the SB.

On Tue, 2004-05-11 at 13:39, Dale E Martin wrote:

> Hello! I'm the happy new owner of a SqueezeBox. I've been thinking about
> getting a slimp3 since they first came out, and I finally took the plunge
> with a Squeezebox. Thanks everyone for a great product! (Sorry it took so
> long to get on board ;-))
>
> I was looking through the mailing list and I wanted to confirm two issues
> that I had noticed that have been reported here. First is the memory leak
> issue. My wife left her browser pointed at slimserver all day yesterday
> and when I got home it was consuming >200M on my server machine. (It
> physically has 256M so it was handling it OK still.)
>
> Also, I connected my SqueezeBox to a switched outlet on my preamp. If I
> power it off while music is playing, slimserver sits and spins consuming
> CPU for some time. I do think that it quits eventually, but I'm not sure
> how or why. "strace" shows it trying to write to a file handle and getting
> error messages.
>
> I'm running slimserver 5.1.5 on a Debian Linux box - stable + some
> backports. Hardware-wise I've got a 1Ghz Via C3 server with 256M of RAM
> that is also doing NFS/NIS for my internal network, and running folding
> @home when the load is < 1.25 (via "loadwatch").
>
> The other issue that I thought I would mention is that "just for fun" I
> tried accessing slimserver using "links", a text-browser not unlike "lynx"
> but with support frames/tables/colors, etc. Basically that did not work at
> all, it says "Bad URL Syntax" after rendering the frames. (I'm fairly sure
> it means an embedded URL.)
>
> I'm an EE and a developer by trade, (and a Debian developer) and I know
> perl reasonably well. I've got some ideas for some features that I will
> share in another email.
>
> Take care,
> Dale


Regards,
Cormac

dean
2004-05-11, 10:20
Hi Dale,

On May 11, 2004, at 5:39 AM, Dale E Martin wrote:
> Hello! I'm the happy new owner of a SqueezeBox. I've been thinking
> about
> getting a slimp3 since they first came out, and I finally took the
> plunge
> with a Squeezebox. Thanks everyone for a great product! (Sorry it
> took so
> long to get on board ;-))
Welcome!

> I was looking through the mailing list and I wanted to confirm two
> issues
> that I had noticed that have been reported here. First is the memory
> leak
> issue. My wife left her browser pointed at slimserver all day
> yesterday
> and when I got home it was consuming >200M on my server machine. (It
> physically has 256M so it was handling it OK still.)
This issue has been fixed in the latest nightly release, available here:

http://www.slimdevices.com/downloads/nightly/latest

> Also, I connected my SqueezeBox to a switched outlet on my preamp. If
> I
> power it off while music is playing, slimserver sits and spins
> consuming
> CPU for some time. I do think that it quits eventually, but I'm not
> sure
> how or why. "strace" shows it trying to write to a file handle and
> getting
> error messages.
Also fixed in the latest nightly release.

> I'm running slimserver 5.1.5 on a Debian Linux box - stable + some
> backports. Hardware-wise I've got a 1Ghz Via C3 server with 256M of
> RAM
> that is also doing NFS/NIS for my internal network, and running folding
> @home when the load is < 1.25 (via "loadwatch").
Should be fine.

> The other issue that I thought I would mention is that "just for fun" I
> tried accessing slimserver using "links", a text-browser not unlike
> "lynx"
> but with support frames/tables/colors, etc. Basically that did not
> work at
> all, it says "Bad URL Syntax" after rendering the frames. (I'm fairly
> sure
> it means an embedded URL.)
Try the "light" skin:

http://yourserverip:9000/EN/

It's also frame based, but is much simpler.

> I'm an EE and a developer by trade, (and a Debian developer) and I know
> perl reasonably well. I've got some ideas for some features that I
> will
> share in another email.
Terrific. Welcome!

-dean