[mythtv] High CPU and freezes exiting frontend

Paul Harrison mythtv at dsl.pipex.com
Tue Sep 30 12:18:01 UTC 2008

Stuart Morgan wrote:
> Has anyone else experienced high CPU and machine freezes when exiting the 
> frontend with recent revisions? Upon exiting the frontend the main window 
> disappears, there is one freeze which stops every everything (mouse, clock 
> etc) then it unfreezes for a few hundred ms, followed by a second which 
> during which the mouse seems to work but everything else still remains 
> frozen. In total the machine is unusable for maybe 10 seconds until 
> mythfrontend finally finishes exiting.
> Now mythfrontend has always been slow to exit since the QT4 port, Stuart A. 
> mentioned something about waiting for a particular thread which never exits,  
> but this is different and a lot worse.
> I've straced and uploaded the edited result here - http://pastebin.ca/1213812
> It's getting extremely irritating now and I'm not sure what the cause might 
> be.

I've not seen anything quite that extreme but have seen a few seconds 
delay when shutting down when I having lirc enabled but the lircd daemon 
isn't running.

Paul H.

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