[mythtv] Bizarre Problem

Matt Zimmerman mdz at debian.org
Tue Aug 5 23:32:26 EDT 2003

On Tue, Aug 05, 2003 at 07:16:33PM -0400, Keir Christian Lauritzen wrote:

> Maybe this should go to myth-users, but it seems odd enough to involve
> developers.  I was trying to open my recording this morning, but
> mythfrontend kept
> closing and saying killed in my console.  I did an strace and when it
> would crash it
> said +++ killed by SIGKILL +++.  Tonight when I came home it was working
> as normal except when I try to browse over a listing it does the same
> thing.  I can't delete the file because that crashes to over it.  The
> program, Larry King Live, was the last program recorded last night. So
> that listing is killing the program.
> Any idea what this is?

It is receiving a SIGKILL signal from some external source; mythtv doesn't
kill itself this way.  Check syslog and/or dmesg and see if it is running
out of memory; the kernel will kill large processes in desperation if it
runs out of memory.

 - mdz

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