[mythtv] Daily reboot while not recording?

Jarod Wilson jcw at wilsonet.com
Fri Dec 3 23:46:18 UTC 2004

On Friday 03 December 2004 15:34, Torbjörn Jansson wrote:
> mythtv-dev-bounces at mythtv.org <> wrote:
> > On Friday 03 December 2004 14:10, Jay R. Ashworth wrote:
> >> On Fri, Dec 03, 2004 at 09:34:08PM +0100, Torbjörn Jansson wrote:
> >>> mythtv-dev-bounces at mythtv.org <> wrote:
> >>>> Does anyone have any idea how I could set up my myth box to reboot
> >>>> at a given time every day, unless mythtv is recording (not counting
> >>>> livetv) something? In that case it should wait until it finishes
> >>>> recording and then reboot. The first part is easy, but any ideas on
> >>>> how to wait for myth to stop recording and then reboot?
> >>>
> >>> Why do you want to do daily reboots?
> >>
> >> Same reason we do: some combination of card, driver, Mythversion, and
> >> phase of the moon makes it screw up, and it screws up less when it's
> >> been rebooted recently.
> >
> > I think its gotta be phase of the moon. Well, could be cards too. I
> > think I've rebooted my master backend about three or four times in a
> > year or so. And the reasons for doing so were one of: a) moving it to
> > a different machine, b) upgrading the operating system, c) adding
> > more capture cards, d) upgrading the kernel. Current uptime 30 days,
> > last reboot for reason c and a combined.
> You get to reboot your computer, i mean clean shutdown?.
> I'm lucky if i only get a few lockups on my backend computer (also nfsroot
> for the frontend) per day.
> One time i had 4-5 lockups while watching one recording.

I have never had my backend system completely lock up. The backend daemon will 
go out to lunch once in a blue moon, but killing and restarting it always 

Jarod C. Wilson, RHCE
jcw at wilsonet.com

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