[mythtv-users] High CPU / Lockups. Diagnosis?
mark at onnow.net
mark at onnow.net
Sun Oct 10 19:23:32 UTC 2004
Right you are. I have had many more frontend lockups. If I kill the frontend,
then restart it, all is well.
So I am having frontend hangs. I am running very standard hardware (PVR250)
Nvidia TV ( w/ 6111) out, P4 2.4 etc... and am using version 16 and followed
Jarrods how to with apt-get.
So, how do I diagnose the frontend lockups? What to try?
Quoting Chris Strom <mythtv at eeeCooks.com>:
> On Sat, Oct 09, 2004 at 07:00:08AM -0600, mark wrote:
> > Also, I am running NVidia 6111 and no XvMC ( I dont think )
> > Here is a top from the machine just watching live TV. I dont see which
> > process is causing the load.
> > The load is 1.37 and the main CPU user is X but that is even low.
> > Very strange:
> > top - 06:54:06 up 12:28, 4 users, load average: 1.37, 0.77, 0.69
> > Tasks: 96 total, 2 running, 94 sleeping, 0 stopped, 0 zombie
> > Cpu(s): 13.0% us, 4.7% sy, 0.3% ni, 80.7% id, 1.3% wa, 0.0% hi,
> > 0.0% si
> I think you need to look for another culprit besides the CPU. You're only
> at 19.3% usage (80.7% id). Load averages well above 1.0 are not
> problematic under 2.6 kernels. Also top does not properly calculate cpu
> information for mythbackend (because it's threaded?).
> But as long as the user and system usages do not get near 100%, your CPU
> is not struggling.
> Right now on my athlon 2600, I'm recording @704x480 on my hauppauge 878
> (software encoding), recording with my PVR-250, and watching the video
> from the first source. My load average ranges between 3.5 and 5.0
> according to top, but the user CPU% hovers around 80%.
> > >When I got up this am, the load was 1.71, mythbackend was taking 42%
> > >of the CPU and the frontend was frozen.
> > >I restarted the backend and that reduced the load but did not free the
> > >frontend. I had to kill mythfrontend and restart it.
> > >I am seeing no log message errors in var/log/mythtv/*
> Why do you think the problem is with the backend? No errors in the log,
> but the frontend is frozen - seems like there's a problem with the
> frontend. What was it doing when you left it in the pm? The next time
> this occurs, why not kill the frontend, start it up and see if it comes
> back up OK?
> Not really sure what the problem could be, but I tend to doubt the problem
> is with the commercial detection...
> > >I have seen allot of people saying there are problems with commercial
> > >detection/highload/crashing. Could this be it?
> > >
> > >What can I try to fix this? It only ran for 12 hours before crashing.
> > >Do I need to use some different version numbers of some packages?
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