[mythtv-users] Very slow mythfilldatabase after fresh mythbuntu 12.04 install?

F.B. Parker fbp.mythtv at gmail.com
Wed Jul 4 17:29:31 UTC 2012

I have a PC (3.1 GHz 2-core AMD 64) running mythbuntu 10.10 with mythtv
0.24-fixes. I backed up the database. The backup is about 12 MB in size. I
did a fresh install of mythbuntu 12.04. Then I restored the database and
ran the backend setup program. It looks like that worked OK.

Then I exited the backend setup. As usual it asked if I wanted to run
mythfilldatabase. I clicked OK, and I'm sitting here almost two hours later
and mythfilldatabase is still running.

I monitor the PC with htop and I see that there's little cpu and memory
usage but the load averages are above 2, and the hard disk access light is
on solid.

  1  [||               2.0%]     Tasks: 93, 161 thr; 2 running
  2  [|||              3.9%]     Load average: 2.42 2.31 2.26
  Mem[||||||||   484/3954MB]     Uptime: 02:28:55
  Swp[             0/4093MB]

S CPU% MEM%   TIME+  Command
S  1.0  2.6  2:54.18 /usr/sbin/mysqld

I'm seeing no errors in mythbackend.log or mythfilldatabase.log and the
"Running mythfilldatabase" window adds a few lines every 30-45 minutes or

Is it normal for this to take so long?

Thank you

F.B. Parker
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