[mythtv] Myth Backend Monitor

Damion de Soto damion at snapgear.com
Wed Mar 3 19:41:21 EST 2004

Edward Allen wrote:
> I have written a small perl program that checks to see if mythbackend is 
> running properly once every minute.  It connects to the backend and 
> grabs a schedule.  If the connection times out or if the scheduler is 
> blank, it assumes that something is wrong.  If it fails 3 times in a 
> row, it restarts the backened.
> If there is interest in this script or MythTV.pm, please let me know.

I nearly got motivated enough to write something similar last night,
after I found the backend had died after recording a show in the morning,
and didn't record any of my shows at night.
(the actual recording of the morning show dissappeared too, after a heap of these errors:

[mpeg2video @ 0x80d9dd8]ac-tex damaged at 30 30
[mpeg2video @ 0x80d9dd8]concealing errors
[mpeg2video @ 0x80d9dd8]Warning MVs not available
[mpeg2video @ 0x80d9dd8]00 motion_type at 37 26
[mpeg2video @ 0x80d9dd8]concealing errors

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