[mythtv-users] Mythbackend problem
ctmythtv at pacbell.net
Wed Jun 30 23:23:19 UTC 2010
Brian Wood wrote:
> On Wednesday, June 30, 2010 04:26:50 pm Toby Mills wrote:
>> Mythbuntu 10.04 + daily builds on i386, 500Mb RAM
>> 1 x Skystar DVB card + 1 x PVR150
>> I am having a problem with Mythbackend.
>> It randomly stops responding, the process is still running and consuming
>> only about 12% of CPU and it continues to record fine, however none of the
>> frontends can connect and mythweb times out.
>> There is nothing of any note in the logs (see below), the issue occurs
>> almost daily at a random time and does not appear to be linked to the
>> number of recordings or things being played back. Sometimes it happens
>> when recording one program, sometimes while nobody is watching anything,
>> other times it happens when watching and recording 6 things at once.
>> It occurred today at 8:03am (see logs below)
>> The only way to resolve is to stop and restart mythbackend and then clients
>> can connect again immediately.
>> I've searched the depths of google looking for a solution and have tried
>> everything I have found so far (MySQL tweaks, turn of UPNP, turning off
>> cron jobs, upgrading myth versions).
>> If anyone has any suggestions on how I can trace this problem it would be
>> much appreciated.
>> I don't think it is a frontend issue as it can occur when no frontends are
>> connected, likewise this rules out a network issue.
> I'd look at the NIC in the backend and its drivers. What NIC hardware is the B/E using?
> There are many things that can cause things like this, but that's where I'd start.
Also look at the router/switch. Summer is here, and heat is a problem.
I had a netgear switch that would malfunction and take out the backend
completely. Hard boot was the only way to get it back.
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