Opened 9 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

#10249 closed Bug Report - General (Duplicate)

config.xml gets truncated due to race condition when rewriting it on every application run

Reported by: dekarl@… Owned by: sphery
Priority: minor Milestone: unknown
Component: MythTV - General Version: Master Head
Severity: medium Keywords:
Cc: Ticket locked: no


Symptom in any logfile:

2012-01-09 21:56:59.715916 E  Error parsing: /home/mythtv/.mythtv/config.xml at line: 1  column: 1
2012-01-09 21:56:59.715921 E  Error Msg: unexpected end of file

See the diagnosis between 18:00 and 21:00 at

It appears that every application rewrites the config file on every run which can lead to silent truncation when the application is killed at the right time.

Possible solutions:

  • only write the config file when it has been changed
  • rewrite the config writing to make the race condition impossible (like writing to tempfile and move that over the old one)

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by Raymond Wagner

Owner: set to sphery
Status: newassigned

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by sphery

Resolution: Duplicate
Status: assignedclosed

This will be handled as part of #10305 . Patch attached there ensures that we only re-write config.xml when it changes.

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