[mythtv-users] What's purpose of oldprogram table?

Chris Delis cedelis at uillinois.edu
Fri Mar 12 14:18:27 EST 2004

On Fri, Mar 12, 2004 at 10:04:34AM -0500, Tony Maro wrote:
> Chris Delis wrote:
> >On Fri, Mar 12, 2004 at 08:49:16AM -0500, Tony Maro wrote:
> >
> >>I mean, do I really need to know that "A Kid Rock Christmas" played on 
> >>12-16-2003 ???  Or that "A&E's Live by Request Starring Lyle Lovett" 
> >>played that day as well?
> >
> >
> >I think it aides in the Scheduler logic.  For one, it helps decide what's a
> >"repeat" episode so that you don't record the same thing twice.
> If that's true, then what's the "oldrecorded" table for?  The 
> "oldprogram" doesn't include epsiode information at all, just title.  It 
> is storing EVERY show, including all the crap I've not only never 
> recorded, but never watched.  It currently has over 10,000 entries in 
> the table, one for each unique "show" (not episode) ever on my cable 
> network since I installed MythTV on December 16th.

OK, I've mistaken oldrecorded and oldprogram.  Either way, I have
a feeling that it is still used in some Scheduling logic. 

> In a few years, I could see this getting unusually large...

So?  Then write a script that purges all or some of them periodically.
I'm fairly certain doing this will not affect MythTV too much.

> If this wasn't GPL I'd be reading some conspiracy into it ;-)
> -Tony

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