[mythtv-users] mythwelcome - shutdown while mythfrontend running?
matt.doran at papercut.biz
Thu Apr 26 01:35:40 UTC 2007
David Rees wrote:
> On 4/25/07, David Rees <drees76 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> For some reason I thought that perhaps the system would shut down even
>> with mythfrontend running, but it appears that it was a fluke and
>> doesn't always happen. Perhaps I had just started mythfrontend and not
>> actually done anything?
>> I am pretty sure that normally the system will not shut down when the
>> frontend is running and connected to the database, correct? Or should
> Looking more closely at the mythbackend settings, I had "Block
> shutdown before client connected" checked. It looks like I should set
> that in case I restart the backend but don't connect a frontend,
It looks like we're really giving the mythwelcome/mythshutdown a workout!
That's correct, but I've turned off that feature, because it doesn't
work well for me. I setup my job queue to only run between midnight
and early morning (so that the transcode workload doesn't cause stutters
in my TV watching). I then setup one of my wakeup periods to start
just after midnight and stay on for a short while. If there are jobs
waiting, they machine will stay on until all the jobs are completed.
I originally had the "Block" on, but it would mean that the machine
would not turn off after completing the transcode jobs, which defeated
the purpose of implementing the shutdown.
I too have noticed that it occasionally shuts down when I'm playing
around backend (like restarting it). I think if there is no activity
from the front-end, it doesn't realise anyone's connected. Maybe this
could be improved by the front-end pinging the back-end periodically
when sitting idly on a menu???
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