[mythtv-users] automatic mythfilldatabase not adding any new days
R. G. Newbury
newbury at mandamus.org
Tue Jul 29 18:12:50 UTC 2008
Nick Morrott wrote:
> On 29/07/2008, Edmund <edmund.1 at dial.pipex.com> wrote:
>> Each night mythfilldatabase runs automatically from the backend but it
>> doesn't add any new data at the end.
>> For example if there are 14 days data the next day it will only retrieve
>> 13 days and then 12 days. However if I run mythfilldatabase manually (
>> but as the mythtv user) it works correctly bringing in 14 days.
> The behaviour you initially describe is frequently down to the Radio
> Times not updating the listings files, but that should be the case
> whether it is run automatically or manually. The
> http://xmltv.radiotimes.com/xmltv/94.dat file currently has data until
> 10/08/2008, which is 13 full days.
> Are any other uk_rt users seeing the same behaviour?
I am seeing the same behaviour and I am using SchedulesDirect in North
America. This has been affecting me for some time. I have just upgraded
from svn trunk 17225 to 17961 and have had the same results with both.
Previously I sometimes saw an error message at the end of the mfdb run
about threads not being closed.
Would everyone experiencing this bug please:
Open a terminal and run "ps -ae | grep mythfilldatabase".
This will tell us if mfdb is finishing and closing cleanly, or whether
it is leaving something behind.
I suspect that when it leaves a thread behind, any new call fails with
the 'failed to insert new data' message. (Symptom being 'days of
available listings' decreases by one.)
This will help pinpoint the bug, I think.
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