[mythtv-users] defunct mythfrontend children processes

Jeff Wormsley daworm at comcast.net
Tue Nov 17 20:50:30 UTC 2009

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?

Under Ubuntu 9.10, I get about 15-20 that the monitor marks "zombie".  
They are all named "mythfrontend.re".  The main process is marked 
"mythfrontend.real".  I sometimes get complete lockups, and killing the 
main process kills the zombies too, but trying to kill the zombies does 
nothing (must not be hitting them in the head).


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