[mythtv-users] Re: Strange MythBackend troubles
Kirk.Davis at epsb.ca
Thu Dec 8 10:00:05 EST 2005
> -----Original Message-----
> On Tue, 2005-12-06 at 16:49 -0500, Mike Frisch wrote:
> > On Mon, Dec 05, 2005 at 11:26:44PM -0800, Jeff Clemens wrote:
> > > So occasionally, my master backend gets into a strange
> state. I have a
> > > frontend and a backend running on each of 2 boxes.
> The master backend
> > > occasionally gets into a state where the frontend will
> report that the
> > > backend is down when trying some things (like deleting
> a recording for
> > > instance), but other menu items that use the backend
> work fine. When it's
> > > in this state, neither frontend works correctly.
> > > /sbin/service mythbackend restart fixes the problem
> > I cannot offer much other than to say the same thing
> happens regularly
> > to me. I cannot predict when it will happen but it happens somewhat
> > frequently. It is as if the frontend loses track of the backend.
> I think this is what has happened to me on a few occasions,
> the backend
> has stopped recording, the status page works still works but the
> frontend won't play but lists all the shows etc.
> Again a rcmythbackend restart fixed but I didn't discover
> exactly why it
My system is also having the same problem. It seems to loose the
connection with the backend when I try to delete a recording. The
frontend will eventualy time out but I have to restart the backend.
Here is some more information about my system that might help some
one track this problem down.
Running on FC4 (2.6.14-1.1644_FC4smp) on a P4 3Gig with 1 Gig of
Myth 18.1 from atrpms about 2 weeks ago.
Two capture devices. A PVR-150 and a firewire connection to a
DCT-6200 cable box.
The system is setup right off of Jarod's How-to from
I'm using JFS for the filesystem that stores the recordings.
Here are the ivtv packages that I am using:
I hope this information helps. I just built up this new system. The
old system was working without a hitch for almost 2 years.
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