[mythtv-users] Wife Acceptance Factor question: dealing with crashes

Kevin Kuphal kuphal at dls.net
Wed Oct 20 21:48:34 UTC 2004

Preston Crow wrote:

>On Wed, 2004-10-20 at 16:52, Ryan Steffes wrote:
>>Yes, you should worry about the crashes!  It's not par for the course,
>>and there's probably a cause we can help you diagnose and fix.  Are
>>there any messages on the console?  Try logging the mythfrontend
>>output and check the backend log to try and find where your crashes
>>are occur.  If it isn't immediately obvious, look in the howto for
>>what to do correctly report a crash.
>Does someone have a wrapper script for gdb that will run mythfrontend,
>and if it crashes, generate the necessary backtraces, save them in a
>file, and exit (or restart)?
>If I'm not expecting a crash, especially if it's not easily repeatable,
>I won't have gdb running, so having it there always would help generate
>better error reports.
>I suppose I should investigate scripting options with gdb and implement
>this once I get a chance if someone doesn't already have a good
If I'm experiencing crashes, I recompile with debug symbols and run it 
in gdb all the time.  That way if it happens, I can capture it.  I just 
warn my wife that I'm doing it so she knows. 


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