Hello, I’m hoping you can help with an intermittent issue.
My Raspberry Pi 3 B+ running OSMC freezes and cannot be contacted via SSH. When this happens, the activity light is permanently on till I give up waiting and unplug the power. Infrequently, only twice, if left in this state for a long time, it will finally show the OSMC sad face and reboot itself.
I’ve experienced this issue while watching a TV Show (like this evening) but I’ve also come across the Pi like this when it was left idle.
I’ve searched the forum but I cannot see anyone with this specific scenario or their causes were not part of my configuration.
I cannot replicate the issue on demand… it happens randomly maybe once every few days.
OSMC is running on a Raspberry Pi 3 B+ with the Element 14 Universal Power Supply 2.5A, 5.1V.
Peripherals… a powered USB hub with two powered NTFS formatted drives attached and a wireless keyboard dongle. I use ethernet, not WiFi.
I have experienced this across updates… no specific OSMC version.
My initial suspicion was that it was related to the drives, thus the introduction of the powered USB hub. Since it continued, and since it happens when unattended, I was thinking it was something I’ve installed but I can’t figure out what it might be. I’m using the Aeon Nox: SiLVO skin with various widgets enabled and thus I do see a little struggle sometimes when navigating between main menu screens but I can’t pin-point whether this is the cause.
Since I cannot reproduce the issue on demand, I haven’t enabled debugging. At this stage, I’m hoping the cause may be obvious without that (especially to those who know how to read logs): https://paste.osmc.tv/ohubojanux
Looking at the kodi log, there’s obviously a lot of “CRenderManager::WaitForBuffer - timeout waiting for buffer” and “CAESinkPi:AddPackets Underrun (delay:0.00 frames:2400)” in lead-up to this latest freeze but I don’t really know what that means or whether that was relevant.
Of course, I’m open to suggestions, including turning on the debugging for more detailed info.
I look forward to your advice. Many thanks.