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@mbaker wrote:

It is a Windoze box, but it’s a server (Win Server 2003) without a virus scanner running. Haven’t had a problem like this up to now with any of the older nightlies (but then I haven’t upgraded in a long while).

Have just moved the iTunes files from the local machine to a NAS (Terastation Live where I’m hoping to migrate Firefly to at some point soon so I can retire the server) but otherwise that’s the only change.

I remember you commenting on the Sqllite 3 “moving target” previously. Glad to hear it’s settling. That I didn’t know shows how stable my 14xx has been!

Did some more testing last night/today. Turned off scanning last night and then started Firefly and left it overnight without connecting. It burned hard on the startup scan generating loads of Updating Playlist messages. This morning I connected and it played 2 songs before dying like this.

2007-11-18 19:35:56 (d374dfdb): Updating playlists
2007-11-18 19:35:57 (d374dfdb): Updating playlists
2007-11-18 19:36:02 (d374dfdb): Updating playlists
2007-11-18 19:36:12 (d374dfdb): Scanned 14959 songs (was 14959) in 452 seconds
2007-11-19 10:25:00 (e015e054): Session 0: Streaming file '01 Silver Lining.m4a' to (offset 0)
2007-11-19 10:28:21 (e016f916): Session 0: Streaming file '02 Close Call.m4a' to (offset 0)
2007-11-19 10:29:10 (d374dfdb): Rescanning database
2007-11-19 10:29:11 (d374dfdb): Starting playlist scan
2007-11-19 10:33:16 (5e28b214): Error: enum_begin failed (error 1): Misc SQL Error: database is locked

It looks like it’s bumping into itself when trying to get a new song while scanning’s taking place. Seems pretty reproducible. Would a level 9 dump help?


Actually, not really. I spend a whole day a couple weekends ago trying to find it and didn’t see it. I’m in the middle of completely redoing the db backend anyway right now, so by the time I’m done, the db stuff will be radically simplified and the problem will probably go away anyway. So I think it’s going to be a non-issue next nightlies anyway.

Thanks for the offer of help, though.

— Ron