[mythtv-users] IOBOUND from backend

John Sturgeon john at sturgeonfamily.com
Tue Aug 10 20:26:40 EDT 2004

Kevin Kuphal wrote:

> I've been seeing these in my backend log recently and was wondering 
> what they pertain to?
> 2004-08-10 18:34:06 IOBOUND - blocking in ThreadedFileWriter::Write()
> 2004-08-10 18:34:07 IOBOUND - blocking in ThreadedFileWriter::Write()
> I assume it is something to do with disk access.  System is using a 
> bt878 capture card and I'm noticing them some when recording and quite 
> a bit when commercial flagging.
> Kevin
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First, you should do this:

Here was the thread I asked the same question, and where I got the best 
answer (from Chris):

But to be honest, the only thing that worked for me was to stop any 
background CPU hogging processes going on while recording.  I was 
transcoding shows, I wrote a script which does a killall -STOP transcode 
at 7:59pm and killall -CONT transcode at 11:00pm (my main hours of 
recording) so I can pause any transcoding I'm doing during prime-time.

Good Luck

John Sturgeon <><

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