[mythtv-commits] Ticket #8889: [Trunk] Runaway mythcommflag can't be stopped

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Wed Sep 8 20:14:04 UTC 2010

#8889: [Trunk] Runaway mythcommflag can't be stopped
     Reporter:  databubble             |       Owner:  cpinkham  
         Type:  defect                 |      Status:  new       
     Priority:  minor                  |   Milestone:  unknown   
    Component:  MythTV - Mythcommflag  |     Version:  Trunk Head
     Severity:  medium                 |    Keywords:            
Ticket locked:  0                      |  
 Trunk 26169:

 I have a 1 hour HD-PVR recording which takes hours just searching for logo
 and seems to generate an endless stream of the following to the


 2010-09-08 15:55:26.183 [h264 @ 0x7f49722a96c0]decode_slice_header error
 2010-09-08 15:55:26.260 [h264 @ 0x7f49722a96c0]no frame!
 2010-09-08 15:55:26.333 AFD Error: Unknown decoding error
 2010-09-08 15:55:26.467 [h264 @ 0x7f49722a96c0]get_buffer() failed (stride

 This is with the experimental speed-up enabled (all methods, strict
 detection.)  I'm testing with this disabled now to see if it makes any

 The recording plays fine, but even left over-night, commflag never gets
 past the searching for logo stage.

 Further, there doesn't seem to be any way to stop mythcommflag.  "Pause"
 and "Stop" in the job queue does nothing.  It's not possible to delete the
 job from the job queue.... and worse, it's not possible to delete the
 recording from within mythfrontend as it says it's in use by commercial
 flagging.  Killing the process, or mythbackend, just re-starts the job the
 next time it comes up.

 Now I have a queue of 26 commercial flagging jobs backed up after "Top
 Gear" and no way to stop the offending job apart from removing the
 recording from the filesystem.

 I can upload a portion of the recording if required, just let me know how
 much and where.

Ticket URL: <http://svn.mythtv.org/trac/ticket/8889>
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