[mythtv-users] recent mythbackend crashing

David Engel david at istwok.net
Tue May 31 23:06:14 UTC 2022

On Tue, May 31, 2022 at 10:32:17PM +0000, Gary Buhrmaster wrote:
> On Tue, May 31, 2022 at 7:28 PM Klaas de Waal <klaas.de.waal at gmail.com> wrote:
> > What is a bit strange is that you get the abort signal. Usually we get the segmentation fault.
> (g)libc (and other libraries) will SIGABRT due to various
> "critical" errors, which all too often tend not to be anywhere
> near the actual root cause (which is why the extended
> mythtv logging and a full bt is probably going to be required).

I can confirm that.  I had some occasional, but frequent enough to be
very frustrating, crashes over several months that I finally tracked
down to glibc aborting due to the process exceeding the default limit
on open, file descriptors.

David Engel
david at istwok.net

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