[mythtv-users] Lots of mythpreviewgen processes left running on MBE
redpepperracing at gmail.com
Fri Sep 17 14:24:18 UTC 2010
On Fri, Sep 17, 2010 at 12:22 AM, Gavin Hurlbut <gjhurlbu at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 16, 2010 at 5:21 PM, Tom Lichti <redpepperracing at gmail.com>
>> I am seeing a lot of these processes hanging around on my backend, I'm
>> not sure if it is a configuration problem on my side, or a bug:
> To give you any useful help on this, you will need to be running a debug
> build, and when you find these apparently stuck processes, attach to one
> (without sh -c on the front) with gdb and get a backtrace of all threads.
>> root 430 429 0 19:30 ? 00:00:00
>> /usr/local/bin/mythpreviewgen --size 0x0 --chanid 4051 --starttime
> Running the backend as root is not exactly a suggested configuration.
I have been for 5 years, not going to stop now.
>> As you can see, some have been there since yesterday. I also find it
>> odd that the size is "0x0"
> This is irrelevant. To my knowledge, that will select a default-sized
Okay, I didn't know that, noted.
>> Anyone have any thoughts? There is nothing exciting in the backend
>> log, other than that it launched the external process. I do see a
>> couple of these:
>> 2010-09-16 20:01:01.564 MainServer, Error: PREVIEW_SUCCESS but no
>> But not as many as there are processes still running.
> Of course not. That is only logged if the process has actually finished.
Again, did not know that, but why is it an 'Error'?
> To debug this any further, you will need to have a debug build, not release.
Recompiled with debug enabled, now just need to wait and see if any of
these processes show up again.
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