[mythtv] Ticket #6363 (mythbackend deadlocks in tvrec class)

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Thu Mar 19 17:33:46 UTC 2009

On 03/19/2009 02:01 AM, Kari Salmela wrote:
> With regard to ticket 6363, I am having this problem as well. 
> Mythbackend seems to freeze many times a week to the point I had to 
> make a script to kill and restart the process when that happens. I 
> have not exact details, but it seems if I disable background EIT 
> scanning, it happens when there are more than 1 recordings active at 
> the same time and I go to for example status screen ->deadlock. With 
> EIT scanning active problem seems more frequent. This problem has been 
> more or less there since the multirec merge to the trunk.
> I’d be happy to try to help narrowing down the issue, if you have some 
> suggestions what to look for when it happens.

Without a good backtrace, it will be extremely difficult to fix (and 
probably no one will get motivated to even look for the problem until 
there's a good backtrace).

http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Debugging and 
http://www.mythtv.org/docs/mythtv-HOWTO-22.html#ss22.2 . And, if you're 
using packages and you figure out how to install the debug packages for 
your distro, please update the wiki page with appropriate instructions.


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