[mythtv-users] defunct mythfrontend children processes

Mark Greenwood fatgerman at ntlworld.com
Wed Nov 18 20:05:29 UTC 2009

On Tuesday 17 Nov 2009 20:22:04 Seth Daniel 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).
Yes I'm running Mythweather altough I didn't actually realise it.. must have clicked something by accident :) I'll remove it and report back if the problem persists.

I think zombie processes are always a big issue.


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