[mythtv-users] Backend shuts down on idle during user job.

Paul Harrison mythtv at sky.com
Sun Feb 1 22:42:34 UTC 2009

David Watkins wrote:
> I'm using the dvbradioexport.pl script from contrib. I've set it as a
> user job and it works great.
> However I noticed that the end of my shows were sometimes missing.
> I'd assumed it was a scheduling issue but it turns out that my backend
> is shutting down while the script is still running.  The User Job
> takes 3 to 4 minutes to run and I have a 180s idle timeout set on my
> backend.
> In the backend log I can see
> I'm idle now... shutdown will occur in 180 seconds.
> and
> Running the command to shutdown this computer :-
> in the middle of the dvbradioexport script output.
> Of course I could extend my idle time,  but I thought the idle
> detection was supposed to take account of user jobs?
> Does anyone know if there's a setting I need to make to enable this?
> Thanks
You could modify your script so it runs 'mythshutdown --lock' at the 
start and 'mythshutdown --unlock' at the end which will prevent the BE 
shutting down while it's running.

Paul H.

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