[icecast-dev] Icecast 1.3.12 hangs: Problems with a big number of sources?

Michael Smith msmith at xiph.org
Thu Sep 11 19:20:41 PDT 2003

On Friday 12 September 2003 02:12, levi at gmx.at wrote:
> Hi!
> I work for the University of Dortmund in germany where we use icecast
> as a server for DGPS data (see http://igs.ifag.de/index_ntrip.htm for
> more information).
> We took icecast version 1.3.12 and adapted it to our needs:
> - low data rates of 50 and 500 bytes/sec
> - up to 150 source streams
> - no meta data
> Our operating system is Red Hat Linux 8.0.
> Under these circumstances and after variable periods of time our
> icecast server hangs.
> At present we suppose that it is the call of "close_connection" at
> the end of function "source_func" that locks the "double_mutex"
> and the "source_mutex" and causes this problem.
> Maybe there is a problem with the big number of source streams?
> For hints on known bugs or any ideas we would be thankful.
> Alexander Daxenberger


Icecast 1.3.x is deprecated and unsupported - we don't intend to do anything 
with it ever again. One of the main reasons for replacing it (with icecast 2) 
was scalability and multi-format support. You may find that adapting icecast2 
for your needs is fairly easy.


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