[mythtv] Mythcommflag eats memory

Glen Dragon gad at jetcom.org
Fri Sep 2 14:29:57 UTC 2005

I've also seen this.. It generally happens when commflag tries to run 
on a recording that is broken due to some failure to tune or something.

I've seen it use over 1 GB of ram on my system.  The whole thing crawls 
to a halt, as everything is being swapped. I've been waiting to see 
this again, and see if it is always reproducable on a defective 
recording.  Quoting Stuart Auchterlonie <stuarta at squashedfrog.net>:

> On Wed, Aug 31, 2005 at 10:40:00PM +0200, Torbjörn Jansson wrote:
>> Recently mythcommflag have started to eat loads of memory for some reason.
>> When i looked the memory usage was around 800Mb or so and then it gets
>> killed by the oom killer, but not before the oom killer kills mythbackend.
>> Any one else seen this? Or have any clues why it happens?
> Seen it. Best idea I've currently got is that the memory is being
> held within libavformat.
> It's almost like we are grabbing the data to analyse then not
> remembering to give it back.
> Luckily for me the oom killer hasn't visited yet.
> 450Mb over the duration of a F1GP.
> Do you see it happen on some recordings and not others?
> Stuart
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