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    bufferhack 4.x Support Thread

    If you have any questions or non-development comments, please make them here. Development comments, questions a criticisms should be placed in the Development Thread


    bufferhack 4.x will support Tivo OS versions 6.2+ and 7.1+ ONLY.
    If you ask a question about other versions, you will be referred to this post.

    Download the file from the Files Thread
    v4.0
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    - Initial release supporting movement of MFS values to brf files. (Thanks jeboo)
    - Only Tivo software versions 6.2+ & 7.1+ will be supported.

    V4.0a
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    - Fixed file movement of tivoapp for patching
    - released in unix format


    Legal
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    ##############################################################################
    # TERMS OF USE
    #
    # BUFFERHACK IS PROVIDED AS-IS
    # AND DOES NOT CARRY ANY IMPLIED OR EXPLICIT WARRANTY
    #
    # -BUFFERHACK IS FOR NON-COMMERCIAL USE ONLY.
    # -YOU MUST BACKUP YOUR UNIT BEFORE USING THIS SCRIPT
    # AS IT MAY DAMAGE YOUR TIVO BEYOND REPAIR.
    #
    # -SALE OF ANY DRIVE OR WHOLE UNIT MODIFIED WITH THIS SOFTWARE IS PROHIBITED
    # -USE OF THIS SOFTWARE FOR PROFIT IS PROHIBITED
    # -INDIVIDUALS IN VIOLATION OF THE TERMS LISTED ABOVE
    # WILL BE PROSECUTED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW
    #
    #
    ###############################################################################

    Enjoy.
    Last edited by JJBliss; 04-02-2005 at 01:52 PM.

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    Running bufferhack40a.tcl with Command Line Options
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    change to the directory that you placed bufferhack40a.tcl in

    Then ./bufferhack40a.tcl

    bufferhack40a Usage:

    bufferhack40a.tcl <minutes of buffer> <(q)uiet mode/(s)ilent mode>

    Example -

    To give your tivo a 60 minute buffer of Live TV while watching all notifications:
    ./bufferhack40a.tcl 60

    To give your tivo a 60 minute buffer of Live TV with ONLY ERRORS displayed on-screen (Quiet Mode):
    ./bufferhack40a.tcl 60 q

    To give your tivo a 60 minute buffer of Live TV with NO SCREEN OUTPUT AT ALL (Silent Mode):
    ./bufferhack40a.tcl 60 s

    type reboot
    Last edited by JJBliss; 04-02-2005 at 01:52 PM.

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    19 Mild heart attack !!

    It looked like a simple procedure - what could go wrong?
    After reading through the source code, looked safe enough to give it a shot.

    Records were updated, typed 'reboot' from a serial telnet connection...
    then I got:

    =============
    TiVo:/>reboot
    flushing ide devices: hda
    Restarting system.

    Output enabled
    Ram size = 32
    Service number is 2640000F021E191.
    What is password?
    =============

    OMIGOD!! password?? from who..what..where..??
    I tried everything I knew:
    <blank>, media access key, email address, service number, my regular password, Tivo2Go password, my cat's name.........

    Ran out of ideas, so I pulled the plug and re-plugged.

    Thank god, that worked
    I'm ok now
    but what the heck was that anyway?

    and thank you for yours, and others, hard work.
    DeRoc

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    That was the prom menu.
    You probably hit enter on your keyboard early on while the system was booting, and you were connected via a serial cable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hayreass
    That was the prom menu.
    You probably hit enter on your keyboard early on while the system was booting, and you were connected via a serial cable.
    Ah...yep, that's exactly what I did alright!
    jeesh..operator error...as usual...

    So THAT's what it takes to be a Diamond Member, eh?
    Thanks for the quick (and precise!) reply.

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    First of all thanks for releasing bufferhack I really appreciate it. Is it possible to patch tivoapp to enable recording of audio only channels using the locations found here, while running the newest bufferhack? This is on version 6.2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by awax
    First of all thanks for releasing bufferhack I really appreciate it.
    You're welcome.

    Is it possible to patch tivoapp to enable recording of audio only channels using the locations found here, while running the newest bufferhack?
    Um, sure. I'm not exactly sure how this is a question for the bufferhack support thread.

    This is on version 6.2.
    Um... OK. You can patch tivoapp for a myriad of things. Almost all are mutually exclusive of each other. Any patches that you make other then bufferhack are not likely to interfere with the play bar modification made with bufferhack 2.x+

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    v4.0b
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    - Added support for version 7.1b


    Look at the Files Thread for downloads

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    DTivo reboots every 15 min, has deadbeef deadbeef in kernel log

    Code:
    May 28 03:51:32 (none) kernel: EXT2-fs warning: mounting unchecked fs, running e2fsck is recommended 
    May 28 03:57:20 (none) kernel: emulate_load_store_insn: sending signal 10 to myworld(300) 
    May 28 03:57:20 (none) kernel: $0 : 00000000 fefefeff 00c74774 00000000 deadbeef 5ed58280 5ed6094c 00000000 
    May 28 03:57:20 (none) kernel: $8 : 00000000 00000000 5ec50114 00000004 00000000 2ae421bc 3e0579af 856f8000 
    May 28 03:57:20 (none) kernel: $16: deadbeef deadbeef 5ed58280 5ed611f0 00000000 100e7208 00000000 5ed58280 
    May 28 03:57:20 (none) kernel: $24: c0647a19 00cd8ab0                   1006d910 7b5ff358 00030021 00c747b8 
    May 28 03:57:20 (none) kernel: Hi : ff440de8 
    May 28 03:57:20 (none) kernel: Lo : c75f0afe 
    May 28 03:57:20 (none) kernel: epc  : 00cd8ad8    Not tainted 
    May 28 03:57:20 (none) kernel: Status: 8001bc13 
    May 28 03:57:20 (none) kernel: Cause : 00000010 
    May 28 03:57:20 (none) kernel:        8001dac0 8001dadc 80021c04 80020698 8001c598  00cd8ad8 
    May 28 03:57:20 (none) kernel:        00cd8ad8 00c747b8 00c39e24 013bbbc0 013bb1b8 00c388c0 00c398d0 00c350e0 
    May 28 03:57:20 (none) kernel:        00c3105c 00c226c4 00c337f0 00c70e0c 00c70910 00c72040 00c71714 00c70bc4 
    May 28 03:57:20 (none) kernel:        00c6ffcc 00c62d54 00c5c280 00c6c208 00c6b940 00c6b790 0123e850 013a706c 
    May 28 03:57:20 (none) kernel:        013ce190 
    May 28 03:57:20 (none) kernel: Tmk Fatal Error: Thread HandleDataChanged <300> strayed! 
    May 28 03:57:20 (none) kernel: pc 0xcd8adc status 0x8001bc13 cause 0x000010 bva 0xdeadbeef hi 0xff440de8 lo 0xc75f0afe 
    May 28 03:57:20 (none) kernel: R00 0x00000000  R01 0xfefefeff  R02 0x00c74774  R03 0x00000000   
    May 28 03:57:20 (none) kernel: R04 0xdeadbeef  R05 0x5ed58280  R06 0x5ed6094c  R07 0x00000000   
    May 28 03:57:20 (none) kernel: R08 0x00000000  R09 0x00000000  R10 0x5ec50114  R11 0x00000004   
    May 28 03:57:20 (none) kernel: R12 0x00000000  R13 0x2ae421bc  R14 0x3e0579af  R15 0x856f8000   
    May 28 03:57:20 (none) kernel: R16 0xdeadbeef  R17 0xdeadbeef  R18 0x5ed58280  R19 0x5ed611f0   
    May 28 03:57:20 (none) kernel: R20 0x00000000  R21 0x100e7208  R22 0x00000000  R23 0x5ed58280   
    May 28 03:57:20 (none) kernel: R24 0xc0647a19  R25 0x00cd8ab0  R26 0x000220fe  R27 0x00000000   
    May 28 03:57:20 (none) kernel: R28 0x1006d910  R29 0x7b5ff358  R30 0x00030021  R31 0x00c747b8   
    May 28 03:57:20 (none) kernel: Paste the following into a shell to get a backtrace... 
    May 28 03:57:20 (none) kernel:  
    May 28 03:57:20 (none) kernel: bt -t /tvbin/tivoapp <<END_OF_BT 
    May 28 03:57:21 (none) kernel:   read 0x2aaa8000 /lib/ld.so.1 
    May 28 03:57:21 (none) kernel:   read 0x2ab04000 /lib/libutil.so.1 
    May 28 03:57:21 (none) kernel:   read 0x2ab48000 /lib/libdl.so.2 
    May 28 03:57:21 (none) kernel:   read 0x2ab8c000 /lib/libpthread.so.0 
    May 28 03:57:21 (none) kernel:   read 0x2abe8000 /lib/libm.so.6 
    May 28 03:57:21 (none) kernel:   read 0x2acb0000 /lib/libc.so.6 
    May 28 03:57:21 (none) kernel:   0x00cd8adc 0x00c747b8 0x00c39e24 0x013bbbc0 0x013bb1b8 0x00c388c0 0x00c398d0  
    May 28 03:57:21 (none) kernel:   0x00c350e0 0x00c3105c 0x00c226c4 0x00c337f0 0x00c70e0c 0x00c70910 0x00c72040  
    May 28 03:57:21 (none) kernel:   0x00c71714 0x00c70bc4 0x00c6ffcc 0x00c62d54 0x00c5c280 0x00c6c208 0x00c6b940  
    May 28 03:57:21 (none) kernel:   0x00c6b790 0x0123e850 0x013a706c 0x013ce190  
    May 28 03:57:21 (none) kernel: END_OF_BT 
    May 28 03:57:21 (none) kernel:  
    May 28 03:57:21 (none) kernel: Tmk Fatal Error: Thread HandleDataChanged <300>: unexpected signal 10
    I just upgraded to 6.1 via slices, installed superpatch, AW init. All seemed well with the hacking. The last hack I applied was bufferhack4.0a and started having the DTivo reboot every 15 minutes or so. As you can see I'm getting a Tmk Fatal Error. I installed bufferhack with the command line option of 60. Installed fine.

    I deleted my tivoapp and restored the backup tivoapp and the DTivo seems fine again. I did not try bufferhack4.0 or 4.0b on this system yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpl
    I just upgraded to 6.1 via slices, installed superpatch, AW init. All seemed well with the hacking. The last hack I applied was bufferhack4.0a and started having the DTivo reboot every 15 minutes or so. As you can see I'm getting a Tmk Fatal Error. I installed bufferhack with the command line option of 60. Installed fine.

    I deleted my tivoapp and restored the backup tivoapp and the DTivo seems fine again. I did not try bufferhack4.0 or 4.0b on this system yet.
    6.1 ?? I'm assuming it's 6.2, else I would have expected an error...Try running it in standard mode and look for any oddities.

    jeboo

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpl
    I just upgraded to 6.1 via slices
    As jeboo alluded to above, bufferhack 4.x is for 6.2+ as it says in the documentation and posts. Did you really try it on 6.1?

    Moreover, there is more that gets modified then just the tivoapp. .brf files are modificed as well in place of mfs mods in past versions. If you did indeed replace your tivoapp, make sure you rerun whatever you ran to reset the brf values, THEN replace your tivoapp.

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    You guys are right of course it is 6.2. Sorry. Interesting on the .bfr files. I'll have to do a search and see if I can learn something. Reverted to the backup tivoapp file and I noticed my buffer stayed at 60 minutes. No reboots!

    Since my 6.2 is working with a 60 minute buffer I'll just leave it alone, unless somebody else gets a reboot problem just consider this one a fluke.

    Thanks and have a good holiday weekend

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpl
    You guys are right of course it is 6.2. Sorry. Interesting on the .bfr files. I'll have to do a search and see if I can learn something. Reverted to the backup tivoapp file and I noticed my buffer stayed at 60 minutes. No reboots!

    Since my 6.2 is working with a 60 minute buffer I'll just leave it alone, unless somebody else gets a reboot problem just consider this one a fluke.

    Thanks and have a good holiday weekend
    What you are seeing is the bufferhack without the playbar fix...While the bufferhack script does make a backup of the original brf, it does not have the ability to reinsert this brf. Its strange that you are getting consistent reboots. I'll check your error log and see if it makes sense.

    jeboo

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    Bufferhack v 4.0b - BRF file errors

    There seems to be changes in the BRF file format in 7.1b that bufferhack 4.0b doesn't seem to handle. I had the issue and ended up just redoing my HD (losing my recordings, etc). Anyway, I kept a copy of the kernel log and hope this will help the development.

    Here's the related thread.

    http://www.dealdatabase.com/forum/sh...ad.php?t=43763
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