[mythtv-users] `Mythbackend leaks memory` continued

Udo van den Heuvel udovdh at xs4all.nl
Wed Aug 13 13:42:05 UTC 2008

Alex Butcher wrote:
>> Then why would memory consumption keep growing in an almost straight
>> line on various systems?
>> Garbage collection would assume some process that frees up memory again.
> Yup, I'll concede that would appear to be a contradictory piece of
> evidence.
> Conceivably, though, the garbage collection might run only when the host is
> otherwise idle. And if it (almost) never is, it (almost) never runs...

Then provide configuration that:
a) makes it run
b) stops the memory consumption from growing
(all meant in good fun)

> So far, not: for a mythbackend process that's been running for just over
> 215
> hours, it had a VSZ of 339452KB and an RSS of 29984KB.

How much recording did you do? How many channels? Etc?
(dunno what I should ask)

I just record 3 channels. One multiplex only. One tuner card only.
xmltv input for four TV channels. EIT for the radio channels:

# scandvb -c
dumping lists (13 services)
Nederland 1              (0x044d) 01: PCR == V   V 0x1b63 A 0x1b64
 TT 0x1b65
Nederland 2              (0x044e) 01: PCR == V   V 0x1b6d A 0x1b6e
 TT 0x1b6f
Nederland 3              (0x044f) 01: PCR == V   V 0x1b77 A 0x1b78
 TT 0x1b79
TV Rijnmond              (0x0450) 01: PCR == V   V 0x1b81 A 0x1b82
 TT 0x1b83
Radio Rijnmond           (0x0457) 02: PCR == A            A 0x1bc8
Radio 1                  (0x0458) 02: PCR == A            A 0x1bd2
Radio 2                  (0x0459) 02: PCR == A            A 0x1bdc
3FM                      (0x045a) 02: PCR == A            A 0x1be6
Radio 4                  (0x045b) 02: PCR == A            A 0x1bf0
Radio 5                  (0x045c) 02: PCR == A            A 0x1bfa
Radio 6                  (0x045d) 02: PCR == A            A 0x1c04
Concertzender            (0x045e) 02: PCR == A            A 0x1c0e
FunX                     (0x045f) 02: PCR == A            A 0x1c18

Kind regards,

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