[mythtv] Ticket #4381: Using a Miscellaneous Status Information (see ticket #4049) makes mythbackend segfault occasionnally...

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Wed Jan 9 05:12:27 UTC 2008

On 01/08/2008 11:36 PM, Bill wrote:
> Thank you very much for finding the problem.  I figured out where is was 
> crashing, but couldn't figure out why. Now I see from your patch and 
> description.  Thanks 

Actually, Anduin was the one who explained the problem to me, and he, 
Stuart A., Stuart M., and Janne (and others?) recommended an approach 
for fixing it.  So, I just wrote a tiny bit of code and did a lot of 
tests.  (My development box definitely got a good workout on this 
issue--it probably served over 100,000 status pages getting bt's and 
over 36,000 more in testing the new patch.)

I think, though, that the backend status page is once again stable, just 
as it used to be and those polling it for status shouldn't have problems 
when 0.21 is released (though I hope more of them use/write scripts 
using the Perl bindings, instead ;).  Anyway, as I wrote the buggy code, 
I felt I should spend some time looking into fixing it.  :)


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