[mythtv-users] Automatically running Mythfilldatabase
gravityhammer at gmail.com
Sun Dec 20 18:26:53 UTC 2009
On Sat, Dec 19, 2009 at 10:16 PM, Michael T. Dean
<mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:
> On 12/19/2009 03:26 PM, Phil Bridges wrote:
>> On Fri, Dec 18, 2009 at 11:29 AM, Phil Bridges wrote:
>>> On Fri, Dec 18, 2009 at 11:22 AM, Patrick Oglesby wrote:
>>>> On Fri, Dec 18, 2009 at 8:19 AM, Phil Bridges wrote:
>>>>> Does anybody have any suggestions on where to look to debug why
>>>>> mythfilldatabase isn't automatically being run? The option is set,
>>>>> and is supposed to be run at SchedulesDirect's suggested time, but
>>>>> nothing is happening. Mythweb doesn't show "Next scheduled time".
>>>>> This is on a new .22 install.
>>>> Did you try running it once manually after setup? Try running it once
>>>> by yourself and see if it picks up another time to run.
>>> Yep. In fact, I just ran it, and my MythWeb status page says:
>>> Last mythfilldatabase run started on 2009-12-18 11:11 and ended on
>>> 2009-12-18 11:11. Successful.
>>> There's guide data until 2010-01-01 06:00 (14 days).
>>> DataDirect Status: Your subscription expires on Sun Jun 20 (2010) 10:28
>>> I'd rather follow SD's wishes and use their suggested time, but I may
>>> have to put it in a cron job.
>> Anybody have any suggestions?
> For now, restart all of your mythtv system (shut down all frontends, all
> remote backends, and then the master backend and then restart).
> Someone reported a similar issue and basically said, "Myth thought it was
> still running mythfilldatabase, so it didn't try again." He never explained
> what he meant by that, but the only place I see where Myth records that it's
> currently running mythfilldatabase is an in-memory variable, so it should be
> fixed by a restart.
> If not, figure out where it's storing that it's still running mfdb, and I'll
> fix it for you.
Thanks for the response.
This is weird - the Mythweb pages currently shows:
Last mythfilldatabase run started on 2009-12-20 11:56 and ended on
2009-12-20 11:56. mythfilldatabase ran, but did not insert any new
data into the Guide for 2 of 2 sources. This can indicate a potential
There's guide data until 2010-01-03 06:00 (14 days).
DataDirect Status: Your subscription expires on Sun Jun 20 (2010) 10:28 PM
I see in my backend log that it ran, as well:
2009-12-20 11:57:15.094 Grabbing next suggested grabbing time
2009-12-20 11:57:16.829 DataDirect: BlockedTime is: 2009-12-20T11:57:15
2009-12-20 11:57:16.831 DataDirect: NextSuggestedTime is: 2009-12-21T12:51:54
I do see a mythfilldatabase process still running in ps:
~ # ps ax|grep myth
9969 pts/7 S+ 0:00 tail -f /var/log/mythtv/mythbackend.log
11019 ? Ssl 7:15 /usr/bin/mythbackend --verbose
important,general --logfile /var/log/mythtv/mythbackend.log
13020 ? SNl 0:13 /usr/bin/mythfilldatabase
13174 pts/1 R+ 0:00 grep --colour=auto myth
I've had everything shut down over the past few days due to my
firewire problems, and it still doesn't seem to be doing right.
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