[mythtv-users] Mythbackend keeping files open, disk space not being freed

Brad Templeton brad+myth at templetons.com
Fri Dec 17 23:01:24 UTC 2004

I just encountered a somewhat serious bug.  I noticed my partition was
low on disk space, and deleted some older videos, and while the files
were deleted and to du they were gone, to df the space was still used.

In other words, some process had them still open.  And so I killed
mythbackend, and the space was freed, and I restarted it.

This was all long after any commercial flaggings were finished.  No
transcodes in  play, one frontend running but not watching.

So something in mythbackend was keeping file descriptors open and
stopping the OS from releasing the files.

Not seeing any obvious threads -- anybody had this?  I will test again
when I have something else to delete, probably later today.

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