[mythtv-users] Myth frontend forces disk spin-up

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Wed Dec 28 09:01:08 EST 2005

Richard Reiner wrote:

>I've got a frontend-only box which spins down its disk once it has
>booted.  I've done all the things necessary to make this work, e.g.
>disabling swap and syslogd, putting ntpd's drift file on a tmpfs
>partition, etc.
>This works fine -- there are never any spontaneous disk wakeups.
>HOWEVER, some menu operations within mythfrontend cause the disk to
>spin up -- an example is accessing the 'Watch Videos' menu item.
>Has anyone else encountered this, and fixed it?  If so, how?
Sounds like Myth is accessing the XML theme info/images (which it seems 
to do to allow changing the theme without restarting Myth).  Have you 
tried putting these on a tmpfs?  ( probably all of 
/usr/local/share/mythtv/ but you can "trim" out themes you're not using)


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