[mythtv-users] backend thinks there is a frontend watching livetv
memmott at gmail.com
Thu May 15 13:46:10 UTC 2008
On Thu, May 15, 2008 at 9:35 AM, Ronald Frazier <ron at ronfrazier.net> wrote:
> Late last week I opened up mythweb to look at the list of upcoming
> recordings and noticed something odd. There were 2 shows listed (1
> from the day before and one from 5 days before) that were showing as
> currently recording. I had seen this once before a while back, but
> didn't know what to make of it. This time I started poking around, and
> noticed that on the backend status page, it said tuner 1 was was
> watching LiveTV. That's nice, except that one of the frontends was in
> the main menu, and the other was powered off. I looked at the backend
> logs and it had been recording live tv for several days. Starting
> LiveTV on the frontend just made it grab another tuner...the mystery
> LiveTV instance kept running. I restarted the backend and the problem
> went away.
> Yesterday, my wife noticed that a program from last week didn't
> record. I looked at the recording history and it says the program was
> aborted. The thing is, neither of us had aborted any recordings. The
> show occurred during the period of time that mysterious frontend was
> watching live tv. I'm not sure if it's coincidence or related.
> I have a few questions:
> 1) Has anyone else experienced this?
> 2) Any idea how this could happen, that the backend thinks there is
> still a frontend running?
> 3) When the backend goes to record a program, but the tuner is busy,
> it sends a request to the frontend to take over the tuner. What
> happens if the frontend never responds (I don't mean the user not
> responding...I know that is handled, but what if the mythfrontend
> process itself never responded)? What action will the backend take?
Do you have any other frontends or is this your only Myth machine? I've had
trouble getting XBMC to view my shows via the native myth:// setup - XBMC
will crash out after trying to view live TV but my BE thinks the XBMC boxes
are still connected and watching live tv. I have to restart the backend to
clear it out. Not sure if there's a more elegant way to fix it.
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