Motion - Bug Report 2006x 04x 11x 122239

BUG: Netcam reconnects floods syslog

Filed by Kenneth Lavrsen for Dick Middleton

I run a couple of network cameras which I switch off at night. Every 10s or so I get messages like this in syslog:

Apr  8 00:08:43 motion: [2] connect returned error
Apr  8 00:08:43 motion: [2] re-opening camera (non-streaming)

I suppose that's understandable although not ideal. I think if the connection fails only the first failed message is interesting.

However when the cameras are started or if the network is distrupted I get these messages a gazillion times per second ( 1 gazillion ~= 20 smile ) - like motion is just looping on the open call.

Is there some way to suppress these messages?


Test case


Motion version: 3.2.6
ffmpeg version:  
Shared libraries: ffmpeg, mysql, postgresql
Server OS:  

-- KennethLavrsen - 11 Apr 2006

Follow up

I have just seen this in my test of .

Still not knowing much of the 'heart' of motion i think a solution could be to set set a flag efter the message 'Video signal lost - Adding grey image' and the not sending more messages to the log from that thread until clearing the flag and writing the 'Video signal re-acquired'.

-- TheOtherBug - 16 Apr 2006

Fix record

I added a little code to reduce the excessive log messages (log when connection is first lost, then log again when connection is re-established). The changes (netcam.c) have been committed to the svn repository, and will show up in the next daily snapshot.

-- BillBrack - 16 Apr 2006

That looks allright to me, just testet it.

-- TheOtherBug - 17 Apr 2006

In 3.2.7

-- KennethLavrsen - 20 Oct 2006
Topic revision: r6 - 20 Oct 2006, KennethLavrsen
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