[mythtv-users] mythbackend freezes up on amd64 after recording a few shows

Mike McLean libolt at libolt.net
Fri Dec 17 23:09:26 UTC 2004


I'm having a recurring problem with mythtv that appeared in 0.16 as well
as CVS, which I am using now, on the amd64 platform.  I have it compiled
and installed just fine.  This is running debian-amd64 with kernel
2.6.9-9-amd64-k8 provided by Debian.  I am using a Haupage wintv PVR-250
along side a Haupage WinTV with FM chip, with the bt848/878 chip.

The problem is that mythtv will work fine for a while and record a few
shows to completion.  Then it'll stop recording shows altogether even
though it has them scheduled to be recorded.  

Also the mythweb interface stops working and gives errors like the

User Notice at /home/libolt/mythtv/mythweb/includes/mythbackend.php,
line 133:
Unexpected response to MYTH_PROTO_VERSION 'MYTH_PROTO_VERSION 14': 

Fatal Error at /home/libolt/mythtv/mythweb/includes/mythbackend.php,
line 32:
Unable to connect to mythbackend, is it running? 

The system administrator has been notified and the problem will be
remedied shortly.

Now mythbackend is still running.  If I kill it and run it again, mythtv
works for a little while before doing the same thing.

I haven't seen any errors in the mythbackend log either.  The following
is some of the last lines recorded to the log last night.

2004-12-17 14:00:02.114 Started recording "MacGyver" on channel: 1068 on
cardid: 1, sourceid 1
2004-12-17 14:00:02.115 Started recording "JAG" on channel: 1028 on
cardid: 2, sourceid 1
2004-12-17 14:00:02.659 Changing from None to RecordingOnly
2004-12-17 14:00:03.567 Changing from None to RecordingOnly
strange error flushing buffer ...
2004-12-17 15:00:00.001 Finished recording JAG on channel: 1028
2004-12-17 15:00:00.002 Finished recording MacGyver on channel: 1068
2004-12-17 15:00:00.074 Changing from RecordingOnly to None
2004-12-17 15:00:00.074 Changing from RecordingOnly to None
2004-12-17 15:00:00.075 Found changes in the todo list.
2004-12-17 15:00:01.319 Scheduled 149 items in 1.2 seconds.
2004-12-17 15:00:02.323 Found changes in the todo list.
2004-12-17 15:00:02.516 Scheduled 149 items in 0.2 seconds.
2004-12-17 16:06:29.086 MainServer::HandleAnnounce Playback
2004-12-17 16:06:29.086 adding: mediabox as a client (events: 0)

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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