[mythtv-users] Mythbackend aborting while many mythbackend --generate-preview processes

John P Poet jppoet at gmail.com
Sat Nov 21 05:03:47 UTC 2009

On Fri, Nov 20, 2009 at 9:26 PM, Bob Cottingham <bobnvic at gmail.com> wrote:
> My backend just aborted and my wife isn't happy because it didn't
> record Medium.  There were 14 mythbackend --generate-preview 0x0
> processes running.  I've had this problem of lots of
> --generate-preview processes since upgrading to .22-fixes though I
> usually see it as mythcomflag stops working.  Can anyone help me
> figure out why I am having this issue?  Here is the mythbackend log:
> I would greatly appreciate any help someone could give.  I compiled as
> I always have and never had this problem with .21-fixes.
> Thanks,
> Bob C

I can't help with a fix, but I can with a work-around.  Add a cron
entry to kill the "run away" processes.  I have mine set to run every
7 minutes:

*/7 * * * * pkill -f generate-preview

A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?

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