23 Dec 2002 15:15:47 -0500
On Mon, 2002-12-23 at 15:11, Tony Clark wrote:
> On Monday 23 December 2002 20.43, Calvin Harrigan wrote:
> > Hi all, Having been tied up at work lately I haven't been able to delve
> > into the source anywhere near as much as I would have liked, but...
> > Once in awhile myth would crash/hang, not often by any means but
> > sometimes it would just sit there not doing anything.
> > Anyways that's not the point I'm getting at.
> > What do you guys think of adding a watchdog to mythtv? You know add a
> > bit of code to mythtv that touches a file ever so often so that it can
> > be monitored by a second program and if mythtv does not touch the file
> > in say 15-30 seconds (maybe more...) the second program automatically
> > kills the currently running mythtv instance and restarts it. This
> > touched file can even contain the PIDs being used by myth to make for an
> > easy kill.
> If we need a watchdog then we had all better go back to win95, there it would
> be useful. Seriously though this type of application shouldn't need one. I
> use watchdogs in embedded stuff but there are quite different animals. They
> shouldn't need them either but some of the embedded guys I work with don't
> realise that :)
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Funny you mention embeded guys, that's what I do...
Some lessons are hard to forget I guess.