[mythtv-users] Kaleidescape?

Andrew Dodd atd7 at cornell.edu
Wed Feb 25 11:08:00 EST 2004

Quoting Michael McConnell <mmcconnell at uniserve.com>:

> $2000 for 1 Terabyte. http://www.lacie.com/products/product.htm?id=10118
> Plug that into the back of your current MythTV box (-;

Can you say "prebuffering pause"

I don't know about 2.6, but kernel 2.4's SBP-2 (Firewire storage) driver has
major performance issues with simultaneous read/write activity.  Transfer rates
go down the tubes and CPU skyrockets.  (My Firewire drive could do a sustained
read at 20 MB/sec with almost no CPU usage, but with simultaneous R/W activity,
average transfer rate dropped to 5 MB/sec at best and the kernel would eat 100%
of my 1.1 GHz Athlon's CPU time.)

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