[mythtv] [mythtv-commits] Ticket #3317: mythbackend memory leak

Kevin Kuphal kuphal at dls.net
Tue May 1 04:04:30 UTC 2007

MythTV wrote:
> #3317: mythbackend memory leak
> -----------------------+----------------------------------------------------
>  Reporter:  anonymous  |        Owner:  stuarta
>      Type:  defect     |       Status:  new    
>  Priority:  minor      |    Milestone:  0.21   
> Component:  mythtv     |      Version:  head   
>  Severity:  medium     |   Resolution:         
> -----------------------+----------------------------------------------------
> Comment(by Jeremy Green <jaggroups at brownout.com>):
>  Well, the backend seems to still be using an ungodly amount of memory:
>  10970 mythtv    15   0 1577m 1.3g  14m S    0 64.0   4:44.61 289m
>  mythbackend
>  This less than a day after I started it with --noupnp
>  So, I don't know how much of the upnp code this disables but it disables
>  it all then that seems to imply that the problem is elsewhere. Right?
I'd just like to comment that I too am seeing this behavior on R13352.  
mythbackend was showing about 1g of RAM after maybe 2 or 3 days of 
operation.  At this point I started getting problems forking 
mythcommflag processes so none of my commercial flagging was working.  
Restarting the backend immediately dropped it down to 262m of virtual 
RAM.  If there is anything I can do to provide additional data or 
debugging, please advise.


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