[mythtv-users] defunct mythfrontend children processes

Johnny Walker johnnyjboss at gmail.com
Tue Nov 17 20:29:13 UTC 2009

indeed I'm running mythweather - and I have issues there too. I can't
seem to get the motion weather map to find any locations at all. I
tried my zip code and "Dallas" and "Texas" and I can't seem to find

I'll see if I can disable myth weather and get rid of the defunct processes.

On Tue, Nov 17, 2009 at 2:22 PM, Seth Daniel <mythtv.org at sethdaniel.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 17, 2009 at 10:31:07AM -0500, 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 believe it has to do with MythWeather.  MythWeather launches a number
> of scripts at the startup of the frontend that query whatever weather
> site it queries.  As best I can tell when those scripts end the process
> that was spawned to run that script is not cleaned up (i.e. wait()ed
> for).
> Are all people reporting this running MythWeather?
> I'm not a Myth dev, but this doesn't seem like a big issue to me (I'm not
> advocating that it go unresolved).
> --
> seth /\ sethdaniel.org
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