[mythtv] Mythfrontend locks up on android

Mark Spieth mark at digivation.com.au
Thu May 16 02:33:20 UTC 2019

On 16/05/2019 11:49 am, myth tv wrote:
> On Thu, May 16, 2019 at 9:38 AM Mark Spieth <mark at digivation.com.au> wrote:
>> On 16/05/2019 8:50 am, John P Poet wrote:
>> On Wed, May 15, 2019 at 4:45 PM Peter Bennett <pb.mythtv at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> My android frontend on fire 4K occasionally (once or twice a week),
>>> locks up and needs to be restarted. This does not happen during
>>> playback, but often after ending playback when the dialog comes up
>>> asking whether to delete or save the recording. It also happens randomly
>>> at other times in the GUI.
>>> Has anybody else seen this?
>> Yes, on the Shield, but only with the apk I got from you.  I have not had time to try and build a new apk myself and I was going to do that before reporting the issue.
>> Mine has been pretty stable on the shield since enabling background mode. This is what requires force stop. It also allows fast recovery after sleep. I havent need force stop for quite a while now as recovery is fast and this was the only reason I needed force stop in the past.
>> I do see an issue where playback pauses after it has been running (though not playback continuously) for a long while (multiple days). A shutdown of myth and then restart fixes this. I suspect this is due to a leak somewhere. On linux mythfrontend in top uses 10.9 G of virtual mem but I dont know where this is required.
>> I did try on my H96pro (S912 based) a few weeks back and was less than successful. I suspect ram bus performance is an issue contributing to this. I can make this apk available if required but should be equivalent to peter's (apr 25).
>>> It used to be that I could just press "Home" on the remote and mythtv
>>> would be killed. With the latest code I have to go into setup
>>> applications and "force stop" before it can restart.
>> Yes, for this specific problem, I am seeing the same.
>>> Possibly the hangs could be due to a bad wifi connection. Sometimes the
>>> fire stick loses the wifi connection. Perhaps I should revert to an
>>> ethernet connection, however the fire stick has a habit of forgetting it
>>> has ethernet and needing a reboot to see the ethernet attachment again.
>> My shield is hard-wired.  I am not using Wifi with it.
>> I am also using wired network.
>> I havent tried the render branch yet.
The other thing I'm seeing occasionally on the shield is a playback stop 
due to waiting for buffering. Not sure why.


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