[mythtv-users] Severe Memory leak in 0.15.1?

John Goerzen jgoerzen at complete.org
Thu Jul 8 10:49:09 EDT 2004

On Thu, Jul 08, 2004 at 10:28:18AM -0400, J. Donavan Stanley wrote:
> >I discovered there were multiple mythfrontend processes.  I'm talking
> >about 5 or 6 here.  I went to the MythTV screen, used Esc to exit
> >completely out of one, and another one was there (I did *not* start
> >two).  I exited out of that, and was back to a bare WM screen, and still
> >had to kill off several more processes.  Doing so fixed the problem.  I
> >have no idea where all these mythfrontend processes came from.
> Do you have mythfrontend in a startup group someplace?  Some WMs will 

No.   I start it up from ~/.xsession, immediately before starting
fluxbox, which, AFAIK, does not do this.

There are a two things I imagine may have caused this:

1. mythfrontend crashing after a newly-created recording attempted to
   change the channel while I was watching live tv;

2. the transcoding process failing strangely after started by

But in either case, I don't understand why it would have forked off a
copy of itself that would stay around (or alternatively, why the GUI
would die without the process also dying)

> restore your last session (mythtv) and start any apps in the startup 
> groups (mythtv) every time you stop and restart the WM you get an extra 
> copy...

That is something I hadn't thought of, but I grepped around in
~/.fluxbox and didn't find anything that looked suspicious.

-- John

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