[mythtv-users] defunct mythfrontend children processes

Robert RobertCL at iname.com
Tue Nov 17 15:50:57 UTC 2009

On Tue, November 17, 2009 3:31 pm, Johnny wrote:
> While looking into another problem I have noticed that I usually have
> from 1 to 3 defunct mythfrontend processes running. They are listed as
> children of the active mythfrontend process. I never noticed this
> before in the past. The defunct children are there immediately after
> mythfrontend starts. I have only seen it since I upgraded to Ubuntu
> 9.10 and mythtv .22. Is anybody else seeing this? Is this a bug of
> some sort? Or is this normal and of no concern?

I noticed that when I was doing my upgrade and just assumed it was because
I'd been restarting it a lot.  But now that I look again I too have lots
of defunct mythfrontend processes....

robert at quad ~ $ ps aux|grep -i mythfron
mythtv    9859 13.0 14.8 784808 577664 tty6    Rl   Nov15 405:08
/usr/bin/mythfrontend -l /var/log/mythtv/mythfrontend.log
mythtv    9901  0.0  0.0      0     0 tty6     Z    Nov15   0:00
[mythfrontend] <defunct>
mythtv    9903  0.0  0.0      0     0 tty6     Z    Nov15   0:00
[mythfrontend] <defunct>
mythtv    9904  0.0  0.0      0     0 tty6     Z    Nov15   0:00
[mythfrontend] <defunct>

Running Mythtv-0.22-22772 on Gentoo.


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