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#77603 - 04/03/2002 15:10 Hijack v227
mlord
carpal tunnel

Registered: 29/08/2000
Posts: 14015
Loc: Canada
Hijack v227 is now released. The changes include:
  • The buttonhack_enabled=1 option no longer exists. If you were using it in config.ini, you'll get an error now.
  • Mk2(a) units now have a menu item for Button Illumination Level. A single combined setting is saved in flash for car/home operation.
  • By default, if the Button Illumination has been turned on in the menu, the buttons will remain illuminated at the lowest level when the unit is in standby. There is no menu item to adjust this level, but you can set it in config.ini using buttonled_off=n, where n is an integer from 0 to 7.
    The jiffies lockup problem seems to have been cured (in v224).  I hearby declare this issue dead, although the debug code is still present in v227 (to be removed Real Soon Now).
    
    But some people are suffering from an HTTP-related lockup, which seems to only happen when there's ethernet traffic to the khttpd_port on the player.  Not sure what's going on there yet, since it never locks up for me.
    

    Cheers

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    #77604 - 04/03/2002 15:13 Re: Hijack v227 [Re: mlord]
    tfabris
    carpal tunnel

    Registered: 20/12/1999
    Posts: 31264
    Loc: Seattle, WA
    I thought the ethernet lockup was only from people with Nimda hammering their internal networks?

    Oh, and thanks a million for the button dimmer! /me scrambles to install and play with it.
    _________________________
    Tony Fabris

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    #77605 - 04/03/2002 15:25 Re: Hijack v227 [Re: tfabris]
    tfabris
    carpal tunnel

    Registered: 20/12/1999
    Posts: 31264
    Loc: Seattle, WA
    Okay, button dimmer ROCKS.

    Mark, you are THE MAN!
    _________________________
    Tony Fabris

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    #77606 - 04/03/2002 15:45 Re: Hijack v227 [Re: tfabris]
    mlord
    carpal tunnel

    Registered: 29/08/2000
    Posts: 14015
    Loc: Canada
    >I thought the ethernet lockup was only from people with Nimda
    >hammering their internal networks?

    In most cases (three so far), yes. But even that shouldn't crash the player. And another case does NOT involve Nimda, just normal http to the player. Mmm.. something not right there.

    And before anyone asks about the flicker while adjusting the button dimmer: it's unavoidable due to the design of the player.

    Cheers

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    #77607 - 04/03/2002 16:08 Hijack v228: fixed http lockups! [Re: mlord]
    mlord
    carpal tunnel

    Registered: 29/08/2000
    Posts: 14015
    Loc: Canada
    Yahoo!

    The Http lockups should now be fixed in v228.

    Hijack had a bug (recently introduced) whereby the '%xx' escapes in URLs were not always being decoded properly, sending it into an infinite loop whenever clicking on a track with a '%' in the title, or when being pounded on by the Nimda worm.

    Thanks to everyone for helping track this down.

    Any more lockups, anyone?

    Yahoo!

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    #77608 - 04/03/2002 16:12 Re: Hijack v228: fixed http lockups! [Re: mlord]
    loren
    carpal tunnel

    Registered: 23/08/2000
    Posts: 3826
    Loc: SLC, UT, USA
    Saweeeeet! Thanks Mark. Glad i could help track it down... what a fluke that my friend decided to download the one track with a % sign. No more lockups! yayaya.

    EDIT: Installed v228, and it no longer locks up when escape characters are present. Nice.
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    #77609 - 04/03/2002 20:12 Re: Hijack v228: fixed http lockups! [Re: loren]
    mlord
    carpal tunnel

    Registered: 29/08/2000
    Posts: 14015
    Loc: Canada
    Good. I think that the empeg button lockups are now history, with the two jiffies bugs fixed, and the http issue also now resolved (thanks again!).

    So, I really want to know if anyone ever sees another lockup with v2beta11 + Hijack v228+ installed. Give it a good workout, folks!

    Thanks

    -ml

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    #77610 - 04/03/2002 20:23 Re: Hijack v228: fixed http lockups! [Re: mlord]
    KungFuCow
    enthusiast

    Registered: 18/01/2002
    Posts: 234
    Im beating on it now. FWIW my lockups had nothing to do with the filename thing. Im not accessing files through http.

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    #77611 - 04/03/2002 22:26 Re: Hijack v228: fixed http lockups! [Re: mlord]
    BlueLightning
    new poster

    Registered: 28/02/2002
    Posts: 9
    Mark;

    Thank you very much for fixing the http lockups. I absolutely love the HTTP interface. That was the only problem I was having with it. I know my lockups where happening because they are still having trouble with Nimda on the network I'm using. Hopefully now all will be well.

    Thanks again for the awesome work!

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    #77612 - 05/03/2002 01:08 Re: Hijack v228: fixed http lockups! [Re: mlord]
    KungFuCow
    enthusiast

    Registered: 18/01/2002
    Posts: 234
    5+ hours with no lockup.. I'm going to call this one fixed. Nice work, Mark.

    I still don't understand how the bug was affecting me. I have port 80 closed and am virus free and don't even have any of the XML stuff installed on my empeg anymore but I was getting lockups like crazy.

    Oh well, it's fixed now.

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    #77613 - 05/03/2002 06:56 Re: Hijack v228: fixed http lockups! [Re: KungFuCow]
    mlord
    carpal tunnel

    Registered: 29/08/2000
    Posts: 14015
    Loc: Canada
    The bug was Hijack's mishandling of '%' (percent) characters in URLs. If your albums or track titles have any, then Hijack would lock up when they were accessed via the HTTP interface.

    Otherwise, one of your machines probably has nimda on it.. have you tried connecting to port 80 on your other machines, just to see what's there?

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    #77614 - 05/03/2002 09:33 Hijack v229 [Re: mlord]
    mlord
    carpal tunnel

    Registered: 29/08/2000
    Posts: 14015
    Loc: Canada
    Hijack v229 is now out.
  • removed "stuck jiffies" debug logic
  • fixed crash-on-reboot (maybe)
  • nothing really exciting, just trying to stabilize it
    Cheers  

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    #77615 - 05/03/2002 10:52 Re: Hijack v229 [Re: mlord]
    spider
    member

    Registered: 31/12/2001
    Posts: 121
    mark,

    thanks for working things out so quickly. you have solved the only real problem i have had with this player. keep up the good work mang!!!

    corey

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    #77616 - 05/03/2002 10:54 Hijack v230: ftp bugfix [Re: mlord]
    mlord
    carpal tunnel

    Registered: 29/08/2000
    Posts: 14015
    Loc: Canada
    v230 is out. If you use FTP, please upgrade.

    Cheers

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