[jitsi-users] Jitsi settings lost on crash


#1

Hi,

I had recently some problems with my notebook, e.g. it didn't want to
come up out of hibernation, or would crash sometimes etc. Should be
sorted out by now, but I noticed one thing: every time the computer
crashed, Jitsi lost its contact list file (contactlist.xml) - the file
is still there, but full of nulls. There is also a file
contactlist.xml.bak.part, but it is identical, also empty.
Related to this may be the fact that jitsi data are on a SSD disk with
TRIM support, which is not really forgiving as old HDDs were.

I assume the problem may be only that the file is always kept open, or
some strange flags are used to open it.

I know that this is not a high priority thing as computers should not
crash ;-), on the other hand loosing all your account settings etc. is
not very nice either.

If anyone has any ideas, I will be happy to test...

Best regards and thanks for all your great work

Tomas


#2

This did happen to me (i had this happen even if i killed the jitsi
process). I did have a contacts.xml with actual settings in it, but it was
ovewritten after i restarted jitsi.
Maybe the config file is constantly/often updated with something and is not
correctly closed if the process dies prematurely, so that after restart
jitsi sees it as corrupted and recrea

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Hi,

I had recently some problems with my notebook, e.g. it didn't want to
come up out of hibernation, or would crash sometimes etc. Should be
sorted out by now, but I noticed one thing: every time the computer
crashed, Jitsi lost its contact list file (contactlist.xml) - the file
is still there, but full of nulls. There is also a file
contactlist.xml.bak.part, but it is identical, also empty.
Related to this may be the fact that jitsi data are on a SSD disk with
TRIM support, which is not really forgiving as old HDDs were.

I assume the problem may be only that the file is always kept open, or
some strange flags are used to open it.

I know that this is not a high priority thing as computers should not
crash ;-), on the other hand loosing all your account settings etc. is
not very nice either.

If anyone has any ideas, I will be happy to test...

Best regards and thanks for all your great work

Tomas

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