View Full Version : backend constantly reading/writing to mythbackend.log

March 22nd, 2010, 07:20 PM
My Mythbox has started constantly reading/writing the hard disk even when no job such as recording or flagging commercials is engaged. I ran iotop and found that it is reading and writing to var/log/mythtv/mythbackend.log .

Any thoughts on what might be causing this? Any input is much appreciated. My machine's specifications are attached.

I thought it might be hard drive failure at first, ran smartctl , and the drive got a clean bill of health.

March 22nd, 2010, 08:34 PM

March 23rd, 2010, 04:42 AM
.log posted to:

March 23rd, 2010, 10:57 PM
so which bits are you saying it shouldn't be writing?

This bit
2010-03-20 23:45:28.983 MainServer::ANN Monitor
2010-03-20 23:45:29.121 adding: n722ht as a client (events: 1)
looks a bit suspicious, but everything else looks pretty normal, on a quick look.

March 23rd, 2010, 11:04 PM
I had been wanting to try daily builds for a while--and finally gave it a go last night. After the update, the backend seems to settle down when no jobs are engaged. Thanks everyone for your input!