[mythtv] Re: [PATCH] Soft padding proof of concept
mythtv at maxbarry.com
Sun Oct 16 03:33:44 UTC 2005
David Engel wrote:
> You're being bitten because the scheduler only tries one level of
> redo. This is most apparent when there are tightly packed programs
> with no later showings available and happens even without soft
> padding. You'll need to tweak priorities and/or use overrides to fix
> these cases manually.
But the whole point of the soft buffer is that it can't cause conflicts.
If it can, it's not soft. Instead it's a "mostly soft but occasionally
and unexpectedly hard" buffer.
The user has already indicated he wants the buffer dumped rather than
cause conflicts, by the very act of using a soft buffer rather than a
hard one. Asking him to use recording-level priorities and/or overrides
to again say the buffer is low priority doesn't seem right.
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