After restarting the MySQL server I tried again and had the same sad face crash after a lot of waiting for the albums by artist to load. There was nothing in the kodi.log this time though and Kodi re-started fine.
So I tried again, and this time the albums by artist list loaded fine. This seems like a buggy area; I seem to remember Kodi crashing when loading this list before. Perhaps it’s too resource intensive for the Pi (2)?
I backed out of the album list and got the sad face crash again
Turning on debug doesn’t seem to show anything:
After that last line of attempting to load a screen of albums it just crashed again.
I think it’s the Eminence 2 skin. When I switched to Confluence everything seems to work, and quicker.
That skin is a bit of a pain to install, the developer points to Github for script.extendedinfo, script.skinshortcuts and script.skin.helper.service - assuming the Jarvis branches but some of those won’t install because of missing deps.
I’ll just stick with Confluence until Krypton is out and try the new default skin and hopefully Eminence will be stable then.
But yeah if this ever happens OSMC enters a crash/reboot loop
11:42:30 1265715.750000 T:1956672432 ERROR: SQL: [MyMusic56] Undefined MySQL error: Code (23)
Query: SELECT idVersion FROM version
Then it won’t be simple to debug. You can start by renaming ~/.kodi and then rebooting. If (most likely, when) it then boots, add back your settings and configurations piecemeal until you begin to see the crashes return. You’ll then have a general idea what setting/config/addon or whatever is causing it.
If you truly suspect it’s some issue with MySQL connection, you may want to sort that, or ask Kodi why such a problem is not handled more gracefully.
I renamed the .kodi directory and started fresh and everything was fine until I installed the Eminence 2 (Jarvis) skin. Strange though, because I uninstalled it and the plugins it installed when I was testing before and it still crashed.
So I guess the skin or the plugins it enables are to blame.
An idea for grab-logs (if it doesn’t already) is to be able to specify an alternative .kodi directory (I was going to compare the logs).
osmc@osmc:~$ paste-log --help curl: Can't open '--help'! curl: try 'curl --help' or 'curl --manual' for more information curl: Can't open '--help'! curl: try 'curl --help' or 'curl --manual' for more information Unable to upload log. Please check your internet connection.
Well it would not be the same as grab-logs -A as grab-logs -A would also upload files from outside of the kodi directory.
But you could use it to upload .kodi.old/temp/kodi.log which would be the kodi log of your backup.