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