[mythtv-users]WAF question: dealing with crashes

Isaac Richards ijr at po.cwru.edu
Thu Oct 21 15:35:36 UTC 2004

On Thursday 21 October 2004 11:12 am, Ryan Steffes wrote:
> And how does any of that help if Myth is crashing the system?  Before
> you point down to the bottom of the answer and spout the "It can't",
> I'll clarify.  What I'm really asking is what are the proper steps for
> diagnosing a problem that's brought about by myth that presents as a
> system lockup?  It could be the driver, it could be a kernel issue
> like the apic thing, whatever.  All I know is that on two seperate
> machines now I've had problems with what seems to be mythtranscode
> causing the machine to hard lock, and I have no idea how to isolate it
> down, other than turning off autotranscode seems to stop the problem.
> Many users, maybe incorrectly, also refer to that situation as "Myth
> crashing" and pointing to that doc doesn't help.  That section of the
> docs could stand to be expanded.  It would help if someone would
> volunteer to adapt the init scripts to have a gdb flag and
> automatically capture the backtrace if it can be done.  Advice should
> be added on how to isolate what's causing hard locks besides just
> sayign Myth isn't doing it.  It may not be doing it directly, but
> obviously it presents situations where the hardlocks are more likely.

Do I hear a volunteer?


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