[mythtv-users] defunct mythfrontend children processes

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Thu Nov 19 21:35:21 UTC 2009

On 11/19/2009 02:46 PM, Johnny Walker wrote:
> after reading the ticket at http://svn.mythtv.org/trac/ticket/7135 I
> symlinked udevinfo to udevadm in /sbin and the defunct processes have
> stopped appearing.
> I'm running MythBuntu 9.10 - I'm curious if I was supposed to use a
> wrapper script and call 'udevadm info $1' instead though.
> The trac ticket says that udevadm is root only on some distros - can't
> we just test for that and use udevadm if udevinfo doesn't exist?
> I'm not a C programmer - but this is tempting me to learn.

Read http://svn.mythtv.org/trac/ticket/6137#comment:3 for why it's not 
"fixed" that way.

We still need to find out what's breaking when things aren't as 
"expected" and fix that, too--at least in 0.22-fixes.  In trunk, we'll 
likely throw away the whole approach and go with a udev lib or similar 


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