[mythtv-users] Backend freezing

Josh TwoOneSix at thatclothingco.com
Fri Mar 16 16:48:48 UTC 2007

Steven Adeff wrote:
> On 3/13/07, Josh <TwoOneSix at thatclothingco.com> wrote:
>> Morgan McBee wrote:
>>> I've been running my Mythbox for a few months with absolutely no
>>> problems until a few weeks ago. Everything will work fine for a while,
>>> and then after some amount of time (I haven't timed how long exactly,
>>> but it's less than a day), the backend will just stop responding (I
>>> can telnet into the backend ports but get no response). Can anyone at
>>> least point me in the right direction?
>>> By the way, I'm running Slackware 10.2 on kernel
>>> <> with a PVR-150 and ivtv 0.7.0.
>> I would suggest either running mythbackend in a terminal window until
>> the lock-up happens and maybe the output will give you a hint (maybe it
>> tries to delete expired programs and locks up the box) or you could send
>> the output to a text file "mythbackend >> /var/logs/myth_errors" and see
>> if that captures anything funky.
> run mythbackend with
> -v all -l /var/log/mythbackend.log
> this will log everything mythbackend does to that log file. It will
> get *big* so hopefully it won't fill your drive... But once it freezes
> you can run
> tail -n 500 /var/log/mythbackend.log
> (or change 500 to some larger/smaller number as needed)
> and see if there is any major error occuring. If not, try it a second
> time to see if there is a pattern in the point where it freezes.
> you can also open an ssh session and run
> tail -f /var/log/mythbackend.log
> if you want to follow the backend log in real-time.
> you can post the ends of the logs to the list if you don't see
> anything that jumps out at you and we'll try and help. At worse you
> may have to compile with debuging enabled as per the documentation to
> create a backtrace that the dev's can use.
>> It seems that someone always has a response 10x better then mine so I
>> wouldn't take my advice for granted, wait a few hours/minutes and you'll
>> probably get a better response. ;-)
> sigh, now I feel bad for doing this!
HAHA No problem... it's all for the same cause. :-)


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