[mythtv-users] MythTV, seeking ahead / behind, NFS, and bandwidth usage

Blammo[doh] blammo at dohboys.com
Mon Aug 2 11:25:57 EDT 2004

Thank you all for your feedback, both emailed, and on the list.

The backend has a single 160gig UDMA6 HD (dma on), hooked on the onboard IDE
controller on the A7N8X deluxe. hdparm -t /dev/hda gives about 55 meg, which
should be more than enough for a single frontend.

On a whim, I tried changing the file system last night, and VOILA!!

It was EXT3, it's now XFS. Problem solved.

I guess, in an odd way, it makes sense, but it sure presented in an unusual

Out of curiousity, can a couple of you with multi-drive backends, run the
hdparm -t so I can see how much of a difference it makes? I'm sure other
people are curious about it as well.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jim Sager" <jim.sager at turner.com>
To: "Discussion about mythtv" <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
Sent: Monday, August 02, 2004 6:58 AM
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] MythTV, seeking ahead / behind, NFS,and
bandwidth usage

> I had this same problem when I created a frontend system and connected it
> my masterbackend system. I found that my settings in myth were the
problem. I
> have a NFS share created on my masterbackend and mounted it to /mnt/store
> my frontend. I had to run mythsetup on the frontend and change the "IP
> address for <frontend hostname>" to my frontend's ip address and "Master
> server ip address" to the masterbackend's ip address. I also changed the
> "Directory to hold recordings" setting to point to my mounted NFS share,
> "/mnt/store". Once I made these changes I no longer had the seek delays
> I had been experiencing. I am streaming my video from the backend to the
> frontend using wireless-g (54Mbps - approx.).
> Hope this helps.
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