the old tumbler watcher
This was the original tumblerd killer script from  – it also tries to kill tumblerd once more if it sees open files under /media
#!/bin/bash # Tumblerdwatcher v 1.0 # Script to check and kill tumblerd process if a loop is suspected. To be automatically scheduled at user session start. # Homemade workaround for bug: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=110&t=97079&p=767460&hilit=tumblerd#p554241 # The author has no responsibility for the execution. Feel free to distribute and modify it. # Advice are welcome to firstname.lastname@example.org. period=60 # check period (sec) process="/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/tumbler-1/tumblerd" # tumblerd binary path Pcpu=20 # tolerated cpu usage (%) Pmem=25 # tolerated memory usage (%) mountpath="/media" # automatic mount point for removable storage sec=10 # time limit (sec) for opened file at $mountpath for thumbnail generation sg="-15" # process termination signal (-15 is OK) logpath="/tmp/Tumblerdwatcher.log" # log path cat /dev/null > $logpath exec >$logpath 2>&1 # reset log file while true # execute endlessly do sleep $period # wait a set period of time [[ `ps -ef | grep $process | grep -v 'grep' | wc -l` -eq 0 ]] && continue # skip to next period if not executing ps -eo pcpu,pid,pmem,args | grep $process | grep -v 'grep' | while read dpcpu pid dpmem # catch proccess id, cpu usage and memory usage do pcpu=`echo $dpcpu | cut -d'.' -f1` pmem=`echo $dpmem | cut -d'.' -f1` [[ $pcpu -gt $Pcpu ]] || [[ $pmem -gt $Pmem ]] && kill $sg $pid && echo "`date` PID $pid $pcpu/$Pcpu %cpu $pmem/$Pmem %mem" && continue # if cpu usage or memory usage exceed, kill it and report values in the log file [[ `lsof -p $pid | grep $mountpath | wc -l` -eq 0 ]] && continue # if no opened file by tumblerd at removable storage mountpoint, skip to next period lsof -p $pid | grep $mountpath | tr -s ' ' | cut -d' ' -f9 > /tmp/tumblerd.lsof.old # list opened files sleep $sec # wait for tolerated time limit [[ `lsof -p $pid | grep $mountpath | wc -l` -eq 0 ]] && continue # if no more opened file skip to next period lsof -p $pid | grep $mountpath | tr -s ' ' | cut -d' ' -f9 > /tmp/tumblerd.lsof.new # list opened files again for opened_file in `cat /tmp/tumblerd.lsof.old` # if some file was open before.... do grep $opened_file /tmp/tumblerd.lsof.new && kill $sg $pid && echo "`date` PID $pid ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^" && continue # ...and it's still hung open, kill tumblerd done done done
- Linking the edits that replaced this script in the article with another one: . -- Kynikos (talk) 02:36, 6 September 2014 (UTC)
Missing thumbnails for large files
By default, tumblerd only creates thumbnails for video files under 2G. Larger files are silently skipped. This can be solved by configuring tumblerd appropriately, but the wiki page does not mention this. Would it make sense to include this information?
The necessary configuration steps are:
- If not done previously, copy
- In the copied file, search for the section
[FfmpegThumbnailer]and change the
MaxFileSizeas desired. Setting
MaxFileSize=0generates thumbnails for files of arbitrary size.