[mythtv-users] mythfillldatabase, tv_grab_dk memory problem...

anders smith 4nders at gmail.com
Mon Nov 8 08:31:58 UTC 2004

I'm having a problem with mythfilldatabase... it used to work fine last week
It looks like memory usage (tv_grab_dk but also mysql) runs wild and
it take 4 hours to run and returns errors from xmltv...no data
imported into myth... I have 256mb ram, fc2, atrpms, pvr250 cards and
a c3 processor on a soyo 7vem board on the backend box.

Any hints or suggestions as to what I should/could do?


In my dmesg I get the following meggae regarding memory that I think
might be a hint... ;-)
Free pages:       15896kB (0kB HighMem)
Active:7464 inactive:38052 dirty:0 writeback:0 unstable:0 free:3974
slab:8811 mapped:43850 pagetables:1469
DMA free:8184kB min:264kB low:528kB high:792kB active:1660kB
inactive:1708kB present:16384kB
protections[]: 132 2046 2046
Normal free:7712kB min:3828kB low:7656kB high:11484kB active:28196kB
inactive:150500kB present:237504kB
protections[]: 0 1914 1914
HighMem free:0kB min:128kB low:256kB high:384kB active:0kB
inactive:0kB present:0kB
protections[]: 0 0 0
DMA: 0*4kB 13*8kB 17*16kB 4*32kB 0*64kB 0*128kB 0*256kB 1*512kB
1*1024kB 1*2048kB 1*4096kB = 8184kB
Normal: 14*4kB 1*8kB 4*16kB 1*32kB 0*64kB 1*128kB 1*256kB 0*512kB
1*1024kB 1*2048kB 1*4096kB = 7712kB
HighMem: empty
Swap cache: add 7176225, delete 7175905, find 629159/1471330, race 6+51
Out of Memory: Killed process 16220 (tv_grab_dk).
oom-killer: gfp_mask=0x1d2
DMA per-cpu:
cpu 0 hot: low 2, high 6, batch 1
cpu 0 cold: low 0, high 2, batch 1
Normal per-cpu:
cpu 0 hot: low 28, high 84, batch 14
cpu 0 cold: low 0, high 28, batch 14
HighMem per-cpu: empty


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