[mythtv-users] debugging backend problems
M L Truscott
mltruscott at btinternet.com
Tue Apr 24 18:11:41 UTC 2007
Thanks for the idea -off to check dmesg now...
On Monday 23 April 2007 23:42:27 Geoff Mishkin wrote:
> My roommate is also having intermittent backend crashes where the
> mythbackend progress will exit with a GPF. This is visible in dmesg, so
> you should see if anything shows up there for you (I know the
> mythbackend.log file is almost useless in these cases).
> What I recommended, but we have yet to try, is recompiling with debug
> support and running the backend under the debugger. We've recompiled
> MythTV and QT with debug support, so hopefully that's enough to get a
> good backtrace. You'll also need to make sure your compiled binaries
> aren't stripped.
> Then you start the backend from gdb (the GNU debugger). This will
> probably cause a performance hit; I'm not sure how much. Hopefully not
> enough to make it completely unusable.
> --Geoff Mishkin <gmishkin at bu.edu>
> M L Truscott wrote:
> > I am having 2 serious problems with my system as the backend crashes on a
> > too regular basis and I occassionaly get blank recordings with the
> > message "the recording cannot be found".
> > How do I find the root causes of these problems?
> > The log in /var/log just stops for the backend halting - no error
> > messages.
> > I am running this in Britain on a Ubuntu Feisty machine if it helps.
> > Michael
> > _______________________________________________
> > mythtv-users mailing list
> > mythtv-users at mythtv.org
> > http://mythtv.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/mythtv-users
> mythtv-users mailing list
> mythtv-users at mythtv.org
More information about the mythtv-users