[mythtv-users] Backend Watchdog??

Norm Dressler mlists at dressler.ca
Mon Jan 22 20:12:44 UTC 2007

For me personally I found that the crashes are not specific enough for a
watchdog process to work effectively.  My solution was quite simple -- I
programmed a button on my remote to stop and restart the backend.
Solved all of my issues of having to log into it to restart the backend.

Now if only I can solve some of the freezing issues like that...


On Mon, 2007-01-22 at 20:06 +0000, Dave Ansell wrote:
> Hi,
>      I'm a dedicated myth fan for nearly two years now.
>      My backend system has had several incarnations from Fc3 to Fc6 on two 
> different hardware platforms.
>     My only issue is that the backend service occasionally dies for no 
> aparent reason.  This has been the case in every incarnation to date, 
> whatever I try.   It doesnt happen often, but enought to be annoying and 
> reduce WAF etc.
>     I guess this behaviour is to be expected with any developing software. 
> However it strikes me that it would be relatively simple to set up an 
> independant process to monitor the status of the backend and kick it back 
> into life automatically if it dies.   (ie what I do now manually!)
>     I fully accept that the answer to how to do this may be trivial, but I 
> am light on linux skills so if someone could help me out I would be very 
> gratefull!
> many thanks,
> Dave 
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