[mythtv-users] MythTV backend crashing constantly (SOLVED)

Joe Auty joe at netmusician.org
Mon Nov 5 22:11:54 UTC 2007

On Nov 4, 2007, at 12:32 AM, Michael T. Dean wrote:

> On 11/03/2007 02:29 AM, Joe Auty wrote:
>> I think I have solved this problem... At least, so far, so good.
>> It looks like the culprit was a piece of software called "MythGrowl"
>> for OS X was causing the backend to crash. The only other change I
>> made was to disable invoking mythfilldatabase automatically, I will
>> experiment with turning this back on and seeing what happens.  
>> However,
>> I have reason to believe that this wasn't the problem.
>> For the benefit of others that might be experiencing crashes for this
>> or any other reason, I'll keep you guys posted :)
> What does MythGrowl do?  (I.e. any idea what the root cause is?  Is it
> just sending a lot of backend status queries (HTML/XML) or some other
> "known" way of crashing the backend?  If so, perhaps something like
> myth_recent_recordings.pl (in SVN trunk) or a similar Growl-specific
> script written to use the Perl bindings like myth_recent_recordings.pl
> could be used instead.)

MythGrowl runs on OS X and receives notifications from the mythbackend  
over the Myth port about recordings stopping and starting. Mythbackend  
and frontend are running under Ubuntu 7.10, if that makes any  

> Mike
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