[mythtv] performance

Henk Poley mythtv-dev@snowman.net
Sat, 14 Dec 2002 10:24:47 +0100

> Van: Neil Trodden <cannon.trodder@ntlworld.com>
> At 16:07 13/12/2002 -0800, you wrote:
>> My hard drive is pretty old, I did some tweaking with hdparm and 23 Mb
>> was about the best I could do.  Would A faster hard drive or more
>> memory actually increase my performance or am I CPU bound?
> The only time memory would be an issue is when mythtv used all of it
> (which it certainly doesn't :-)

Yup, stupid me, thought that when I pressed 'send/rec. mail'...

> and you swapped out, but that's all that'd happen. I don't think the
> CPU usage would go up that much in that case anyway, you'd just drop
> frames.  At the very least, playback would be smooth until you had a
> backlog of 200-ish MB of video waiting to be spooled to disc.

btw, was more thinking of 128MB machines. Linux does a better
disk-cache/memory-swap job than Windows does.

	Henk Poley <><