[mythtv-users] Mythbackend occasionally upon reschedule

Steve Skarda steveskarda at gmail.com
Wed Nov 14 16:05:32 UTC 2007

On Nov 14, 2007 2:35 AM, David Whyte <david.whyte at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Nov 11, 2007 4:06 PM, Michael T. Dean <mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:
> >
> > Constantly pinging the backend status page is "known" to cause
> > mythbackend to crash.  I'd bet that your proactive approach to handling
> > the crashes--monitoring with monit so you can restart after a crash--is
> > what's causing the crashes.
> >
> Heh, I wrote a Google Gadget that grabs the xml data from the backend
> and parses it to show the current state of my tuners and stuff.  I
> found that it would cause the backend to crash intermittently too.  I
> assumed it was a problem with the backend, but I had no idea it was a
> known-issue per se.
> Well done Steve on updating the wiki.  Your note is what prompted me
> to search for this post and confirm it all.
> Cheers,
> Whytey
> _______________________________________________

Just to confirm on my end as well, I commented out the line in monit that
checks the backend status and mythbackend has stopped crashing.   After
reading Whytey's note, I searched for any potential tickets and couldn't
find one.  So I created my first ticket.  Yeah.

It is somewhat comical to read one of my posts several several months ago on
this.  I couldn't figure out why the backend wouldn't crash when I started
it in debug mode.  I now realize that is because I turned monit off in debug
mode in order to prevent it from starting two instances of the same
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