transmission-daemon hangs with no error messages
|Reported by:||ntompson||Owned by:|
I have been having this issue with transmission for quite some versions now. I have the white light MyBook?. I have installed transmission by Optware, and have upgraded as new versions come to hand. Currently at 2.12.
I find that, after some completely random length of time - sometimes 20 minutes, sometimes many hours, the transmission web GUI stops responding. After some investigation, it has become clear to me that this is not a GUI problem, but with the transmission-daemon itself. "transmission-remote -si" also returns nothing at the same point. I have also installed MRTG to monitor both my router and the MyBook?; it also shows that network activity drops to zero when this happens. So I think it is safe to conclude that UL / DL stops when this happens.
I have to kill and restart the transmission-daemon process to get things going again.
The annoying thing is that there are absolutely no error messages to help. Transmission-daemon reports into the system message log regularly, but there are no unusual messages prior to this happening. There are no dump files, nothing useful that I can find at all. I have tried running transmission-daemon in the foreground, but this also yields nothing interesting other than what I already see in the system log. I've also tried verbose logging, but it yields so much stuff that it is almost impossible to see what is going on.
There also seems to be no correlation with anything i do in terms of adding / removing torrents, other than a vague impression that it is associated with heavier torrent activity. Note that I have limited the max number of torrents to 20; while this seems to have increased the time it takes to crash, it still crashes. Note also that it never crashes if there are no open torrents.
I have googled plenty on this; I have found nothing. Which I guess is not surprising, given that I have no error messages to search on. I'd be very interested if others are seeing similar symptoms, or if anyone has suggestions on how to deal with this.