[mythtv-users] mythfilldatabase issue

Ken Mandelberg km at mathcs.emory.edu
Wed Jun 8 19:43:10 UTC 2022

I recently did a couple of updates including hardware are OS. Now on 
Ubuntu 22.04. I noticed that mythfilldatabase was failing and initially 
it was because xmltv wasn't installed. I fixed that but now instead of 
failing it taking FOREVER, at least its been running for 3 hours. I know 
there was a recent FOREVER posting, but I'm not sure that this is the 
same issue. This is what I see when I run it

2022-06-08 11:56:52.235758 I MythCoreContext::ConnectCommandSocket(): 
Connecting to backend server: (try 1 of 1)
2022-06-08 11:56:52.236925 I MythCoreContext::CheckProtoVersion(): Using 
protocol version 91 BuzzOff
2022-06-08 11:56:52.237118 I  Opening blocking connection to master backend
2022-06-08 11:56:53.517461 I  Updating source #3 (zap1) with grabber 
2022-06-08 11:56:53.520288 I  Found 843 channels for source 3 which use 
2022-06-08 11:56:53.520451 I  Starting process manager
2022-06-08 11:56:53.520485 I  Starting process signal handler
2022-06-08 11:56:53.520504 I  Starting IO manager (read)
2022-06-08 11:56:53.520564 I  Starting IO manager (write)
2022-06-08 11:56:54.572640 I  Grabber has capabilities: baseline 
manualconfig preferredmethod lineups apiconfig
2022-06-08 11:56:55.173715 I  Grabber prefers method: allatonce
2022-06-08 11:56:55.196139 I  XMLTV config file is: 
2022-06-08 12:12:21.823235 N  Skipping Channel Updates
2022-06-08 12:19:20.763425 N  Unknown xmltv channel identifier: 
I10021.json.schedulesdirect.org - Skipping channel.

an there its been sitting for 3 hours so far. ps shows both 
mythfilldatabase and mysql using time and an strace show a constant 
stream of read and writes between them, for example (fd 9 is the connection)

138) = 138
read(9, "\27\3\3\0\303", 5)             = 5
195) = 195
31) = 31
read(9, "\27\3\3\0\34", 5)              = 5
28) = 28

Will this ever end? Is there a better debug tool?

The mythfrontend is working, but the days are decreasing, and some 
recordings are not getting done since generic descriptions that get 
normally get updated look like reruns.

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