[mythtv] debugging a crashing backend

Stuart Auchterlonie stuarta at squashedfrog.net
Mon Feb 27 10:04:21 UTC 2006

On Mon, Feb 27, 2006 at 09:57:17AM +0000, Simon Kenyon wrote:
> can anybody suggest how to debug a crash i'm getting with a slave backend?
> i'm running it under gdb and can crash it repeatedly.
> unfortunately, gdb says it cannot give me a backtrace (i suspect the 
> stack is toast)

If the stack is being corrupted then it is likely an invalid memory access

> are there any other tools/methods that people could suggest i use to try 
> and track this one down?

Running the backend under valgrind should help to point out what is
misbehaving here.


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