[mythtv-users] defunct mythfrontend children processes
herbster at gmail.com
Wed Nov 18 20:13:08 UTC 2009
On Wed, Nov 18, 2009 at 8:05 PM, Mark Greenwood <fatgerman at ntlworld.com>wrote:
> 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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Another "me too", with no MythWeather and no MythWelcome.
Are people using LiveTV? I think I was able to create a zombie by entering
Watch TV when tuner(s) were in use, or certain other tuner conditions, but I
would have to check when I am home...
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