First off, a novice eager to learn on this side.
I have a problem where my OSMC is crashing because of memory getting too full I guess.
The error in the logs that stands out is this:
Jan 14 19:31:03 DuppieOSMC kernel: Out of memory: Kill process 450 (kodi.bin) score 922 or sacrifice child
If there is any way you could check the logs and see if there is any way that I could go about stopping this? Adjusting the advancedsettings or anything, please let me know…
It is probably one of the add on’s, but I cannot say for sure.
It happens while streaming live content or playing from a network source… Normally navigating doesn’t cause it…
Thanks for any (all) assistance
You’ll need to disable add-ons one at a time to see what’s causing the issue.
Your memory use is already quite high (435 MB used), even after the oom-killer has done its work.
Let me get my system to absolutely the minimum and take it from there.
Thanks a lot for the pointers @dillthedog
Digging into things here.
I am using my Pi3 as a media center with live streaming and the occasional Convenent play.
Memory creeps up to about 75 mb free then I have a kodi addon that kicks in and clears the cache for me…
This is done simply to prevent the crashing…
Do you think I can make use of a swap file to free up more memory…
I do understand that performance might take a hit and that is OK with me as long as it does not run out of memory with my current setup…
Thanks again for your advice
Ps., rumors are that the Pi4 will come with 2GB ram which would solve my problem massively… But the ETA is still out there
Adding swap on a Pi will generally perform badly and is likely to wear out a flash device quickly due to frequent writes. An attached disk might perform better but don’t expect miracles.
Thanks, appreciate all the help