[mythtv-users] Backend Watchdog??
kuphal at dls.net
Tue Jan 23 03:54:48 UTC 2007
Dave Ansell wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Kevin Kuphal" <kuphal at dls.net>
> To: "Discussion about mythtv" <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
> Sent: Monday, January 22, 2007 10:20 PM
> Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Backend Watchdog??
> Dave Ansell wrote:
>> I'm a dedicated myth fan for nearly two years now.
>> My backend system has had several incarnations from Fc3 to Fc6 on two
>> different hardware platforms.
>> My only issue is that the backend service occasionally dies for no
>> aparent reason. This has been the case in every incarnation to date,
>> whatever I try. It doesnt happen often, but enought to be annoying and
>> reduce WAF etc.
>> I guess this behaviour is to be expected with any developing software.
>> However it strikes me that it would be relatively simple to set up an
>> independant process to monitor the status of the backend and kick it back
>> into life automatically if it dies. (ie what I do now manually!)
>> I fully accept that the answer to how to do this may be trivial, but I
>> am light on linux skills so if someone could help me out I would be very
> Many will chime in with scripts but one thing to keep in mind is that
> this is your opportunity to contribute to the development. Compile your
> setup with debugging symbols per the documentation on mythtv.org and
> capture a backtrace of this crash and you may be able to identify a bug
> that can be fixed so you never have to watchdog
> mythtv-users mailing list
> mythtv-users at mythtv.org
> Sure (see below). But that doesnt protect me when mythbackend fails
> to record my wife's favorite show ;-)
> *** glibc detected *** /usr/bin/mythbackend: malloc(): memory corruption
> (fast): 0x0000000000963e3f ***
> ======= Backtrace: =========
<snip> I'm no expert in reading these, but do you have an Xbox 360?
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