[mythtv-users] mythbackend unresponsive and stop recording

R. G. Newbury newbury at mandamus.org
Mon Jul 16 23:26:45 UTC 2012

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On 2012-07-16, at 4:29 PM, Jürgen Sachs <juergen-sachs at gmx.de> wrote:

> Am Dienstag, den 10.07.2012, 12:04 -0400 schrieb R. G. Newbury: 
>> On 07/09/2012 03:08 PM, Jürgen Sachs wrote:
>>> Am Samstag, den 07.07.2012, 22:49 +0200 schrieb Jürgen Sachs:
>>>> Am Freitag, den 06.07.2012, 11:22 -0400 schrieb Steven Adeff:
>>>>> On Fri, Jul 6, 2012 at 10:56 AM, Jürgen Sachs<juergen-sachs at gmx.de  <mailto:juergen-sachs at gmx.de>>  wrote:
>>>>>> Hi,
>>>>>> I am using myth from git trunk.
>>>>>> Since a few weeks I have issues with mythbackend.
>>>>>> When I enter watch recordings, after showing the spinning wheel a while no
>>>>>> recordings are shown.
>>> 2012-07-09 20:36:23.473630 I New static DB connectionDataDirectCon
>>> 2012-07-09 20:36:23.488164 I MythCoreContext: Connecting to backend
>>> server: (try 1 of 1)
>>> 2012-07-09 20:36:23.488941 I Using protocol version 75
>>> 2012-07-09 20:36:53.504783 E MythSocket(8a67d0:35): readStringList:
>>> Error, timed out after 30000 ms.
>>> 2012-07-09 20:36:53.504827 N Connection to backend server lost       <====== here too!
>>> 2012-07-09 20:36:53.505911 I MythCoreContext: Connecting to backend
>>> server: (try 1 of 1)
>>> 2012-07-09 20:36:53.506418 I Using protocol version 75
>>> 2012-07-09 20:37:23.510448 E MythSocket(8a67d0:35): readStringList:
>>> Error, timed out after 30000 ms.
>>> 2012-07-09 20:37:23.510496 C Reconnection to backend server failed   <====== and here
>>> 2012-07-09 20:37:23.510518 A LoadFromScheduler(): Error querying master.
>>> 2012-07-09 20:37:23.510571 I --- print list start ---
>>> 2012-07-09 20:37:23.510582 I Title - Subtitle Ch Station Day Start End S
>>> C I T N Pri
>>> 2012-07-09 20:37:23.510584 I --- print list end ---
>>> ---------------------
>>> Any suggestions ? should I open a ticket for this ? But not sure if it
>>> is worth while with this amount of information.
>> After using mythtv for over 6 years I now recognize that 'MythContext' 
>> errors usually mean a 'failure to communicate'. Specifically, a mysql 
>> connection error. Your comment 'after showing the spinning wheel a while 
>> no recordings are shown'  points to this too.
>> I suggest you review *everything* about your myth <> mysql setup.
>> In particular you should look for multiple config.xml files. Delete any 
>> "copies" and symlink to one known good example. Test using and 
>> localhost if on the same box as the mysql server.
>> On trunk you can now delete any mysql.txt files. They are no longer 
>> used. Note that the format of config.xml has changed.
>> Then at the mysql console as root user, 'use mysql;' and
>> 'select host,user,password from user;' to check that you have a mythtv 
>> user with password and permissions to access mysql from your particular 
>> hostname.
>> Then quit and test with:  mysql -u mythtv -p mythtv mythconverg
>> Since you have been running myth, why this should start failing is 
>> really obscure. There is no good reason for this to change.
>> Except that you may have the old format of config.xml and there is 
>> apparently no error message.
>> Finally, ensure that MasterServerIP and BackendServerIP are correct in 
>> the mythconverg settings table.
> Thanks for your post.
> I checked mysql settings and all already before posting. 
> As restarting mythbackend fix it for a while (half a day or or longer)
> and all starts to work as expected, I think this also eliminates all
> config file stuff and mysql from list.
> Why should restarting mythbackend help in any way here ? Thats just my
> logic....
> I just returned from a longer travel and currently will try a fresh
> compile from git, to see if it fix something. If not, I will post as
> mentioned earlier on the bug list.
> The only thing I wonder, why I am the only one seeing this ?
I  seeing it myself. In my case myth loses contact when trying to show me upcoming recordings and will not record. Meanwhile i can see the Guide and use the Program Finder. This is with a recent git where bug 10911 is supposed to be fixed. And what i  experiencing may be something else. 

I do not get this with a trumk git from July 3rd. So i  trying some bisecting of the code. From the git log my bet is on a commit made on July 6. 
Get a backtrace for the devs!

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