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

Joel Anderson bitjunkie at gmail.com
Sat Dec 18 02:39:00 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.

It's a known issue with 0.16, has been fixed in CVS for a while now.


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