[mythtv-users] To those experiencing backend crashes
(mythbackend 0.15 crash)
Gregory J. McGee
gjmcgee at cableone.net
Thu Jun 3 02:37:19 EDT 2004
> Message: 20
> Date: Wed, 02 Jun 2004 12:09:09 -0700
> From: Eric Hattemer <eric at hattenator.dyndns.org>
> Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] To those experiencing backend crashes
> (mythbackend 0.15 crash)
> To: Discussion about mythtv <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
> Message-ID: <40BE25D5.60405 at hattenator.dyndns.org>
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> >So, ah, why don't you just get a backtrace like the docs instruct you
> to do
> >when you're experiencing crashes/lockups?
> I'm not trying to be hurtful or blameful or anything. I haven't had a
> chance to set it up with debugging yet. I kept the subject theme of
> "crashing", but there really is no crash in my case. The backend even
> seems to keep doing stuff, so I'm not sure if the backtrace would have
> stopping point. I will try to compile it with debug info and produce
> some useable back/stacktraces when I have a chance.
> I just wanted to know if there was something simple in common with
> experiencing these problems. It doesn't seem to be a problem for a
> of people. So if it is a RedHat/Mandrake issue, an upgrade issue, or
> something like that, there may not be a developer patch necessary (or
> possible). The idea that it only is a problem for a few people made
> thing it was probably something I was doing wrong. I will try to
> some debugging info if I have time anyway.
> -Eric Hattemer
I'm running Mandrake 10 Official, with thacs.rpms as the mythtv source.
Runs flawlessly (after some initial fun with funky behavior (mythconverg
related I think) that seems to have "fixed itself" with the default
kernel, was also running cooker with same kernel, 2.6.3-7mdk. Tried a
custom compiled with only K7 and preemptive changed, the preemptive did
BAD_Things to recording when running interactive programs (backend is
also main "box", as it appears to give the X et al the ability to
preempt recording I/O which is or needs to be a real time
Running Nvidia 5336 drivers, not using TVout on my GF4 MX 400 as I have
an Xbox for the main frontend, which took adding one line to the sources
list, and an "apt-get install mythfrontend mythdvd mythvideo
mythweather" to get 0.15 up and going on.
Mythmusic had a dep conflict with an alsa lib, I decided to jack with it
later.(Using xbox-mythtv 0.4.1, may not be an issue on 0.4.3)
May be an FC1/2 issue, or something ivtv related, but it's NOT Mandrake.
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