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JPEGImage(<filename>) hangs


Cameron Simpson <cs at cskk.id.au> wrote:
> On 28Sep2018 20:12, Chris Green <cl at isbd.net> wrote:
> >Peter Pearson <pkpearson at nowhere.invalid> wrote:
> >> On Fri, 28 Sep 2018 15:01:41 +0100, Chris Green <cl at isbd.net> wrote:
> >> > Chris Green <cl at isbd.net> wrote:
> >> >> Brian Oney <brian.j.oney at googlemail.com> wrote:
> >> >> > Could you please try another tool like `convert'? E.g.
> >> >> >
> >> >> > $ convert 102_PANA/P1020466.JPG test.png
> >> >> >
> >> >> > What does that say?
> >> >>
> >> >> Well, after having returned home with the laptop where this was
> >> >> failing and doing exactly the same thing again, it now works.  However
> >> >> it did take several seconds before the >>> prompt appeared.
> >> >>
> >> >> The problem seems to be intermittent as I'm calling the function while
> >> >> importing images from a camera SD card and, sometimes, the import
> >> >> hangs but most times it works OK.
> 
> Can you separate the conversion from the copy? Copy the images off, run convert 
> against the copies? That would give you more info as to whether it was the copy 
> (implying an issue with the SD card as Peter suggests) or some pathologial 
> image data (eg spinning out convert).
> 
> Also, you can strace the hanging process; I'm a big fan of this for diagnostic 
> purposes. A "hanging" process will normally be either spinning (using lots of 
> CPU, or a mix of CPU and OS calls), or blocked (using no CPU at all while it 
> waits for a OS call to complete). If it is blocked doing a read() then you 
> immediately suspect the device from which the read is taking place.
> 
It's blocked, I watched using top and it's using no CPU.  So,
definitely points at a dodgy SD card.

-- 
Chris Green
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