[mythtv] mythconverg on RAM drive?

David Snider dsnider at thesniderpad.com
Thu Aug 3 02:26:58 UTC 2006

I'm just curious if anyone is experiencing enough disk IO contention  
to justify the risk.  My experience is that the database sits idle  
for quite a bit of time and there is very little IO...
On Aug 2, 2006, at 7:27 PM, Steven Adeff wrote:

> On 8/2/06, Nigel Pearson <nigel at ind.tansu.com.au> wrote:
>>> Has it ever been considered to store the mythconverg database
>>> on a RAM drive with periodic updates to a harddrive for backup?
>>         Lots of options have been considered.
>> (most recent MySQL Lite - it wasn't faster!)
>>         The main problem with something like this is that
>> it removes functionality. A memory buffer is only
>> easily accessible from the local machine, and MythTV
>> is a client-server system. How will my slave backend
>> and Mac laptop frontend access the RAM drive?
>>         This would also be very hard to implement -
>> there are SQL statements sprinkled through the code.
>> Unless you were planning on keeping the SQL interface.
>>         If you really want the database in RAM,
>> there is probably a way of setting up MySQL to do that.
>> Just move /var/lib/mysql (or similar) to /dev/ram0,
>> restart MySQL, and do some testing.
> Thanks Nigel, that was my idea, just moving /var/lib/mysql to RAM and
> see how it goes. I'll wait a bit to see if anyone can think of a
> reason why this may be a bad idea.
> -- 
> Steve
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