[mythtv-users] Multiple commercial flagging tasks causing Mythbackend to die

Steve Skarda steveskarda at gmail.com
Sat Sep 15 18:24:41 UTC 2007

On 9/15/07, Michael T. Dean <mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:
> On 09/14/2007 05:50 PM, Steve Skarda wrote:
> > I have my mythtv-setup set to allow 1 simultaneous job to run at one
> > time.   However, when I look at the task lists, I have had as many as
> > 8 processes named commercial flagging listed.
> If you're really talking about the "process list", you could be seeing
> multiple threads.
> >    Consequently, my cpu goes to near 100% load and I believe that
> > ithis may be causing my mythbackend to die.
> >
> > 1).  Is it normal to see several tasks in the process list even if
> > myth is only set to flag one job at a time?
> You should look at the backend status page to find out how many jobs are
> actually running (i.e. the status of the job).  It's available through
> MythWeb.  If you've configured the one job at a time (on /this/ host),
> it should show all others as queued.  Remember, it's a per-host setting...
> > 2).  Is it normal to have backend die with 100% cpu loading.
> No.  It is not normal for the backend to ever die.  I start mine and let
> it run until the next time I upgrade it.  I don't have any kind of
> script to restart it--it just doesn't die.  Unfortunately, that doesn't
> help you figure out what's wrong with your setup/installation.
> Mike
> _______________________________________________

I think I was looking at the wrong problem here.   The 7-8 jobs I saw was
probably due to the fact that the backend kept crashing and restarting.
Later, I had the backend die with no commercial flagging jobs running & low
cpu.   This is a tough one to troubleshoot.
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