[mythtv-users] Front end memory usage

Alberto Alonso sp-23856721 at ggsys.net
Sat Oct 29 17:30:59 EDT 2005

Thanks, at least this confirms that it is something that
can be fixed.

What myth plugins are you using? My next step is to remove
them one by one and see if that helps.



On Sat, 2005-10-29 at 15:40 -0400, Michael T. Dean wrote:
> Alberto Alonso wrote:
> >I am experimenting with a diskless setup based on Knoppmyth R5A16
> >
> >After the frontend is done resizing things, memory usage of the
> >mythfrontend process starts to increase from 18M (right after the
> >resizing is done) to 107M of Resident memory (virtual is at 171M)
> >
> >Trying to run the weather plugin kills the frontend, as I only
> >have 256M RAM and it runs out of memory.
> >
> >So, the question is, where is the frontend memory going? It seems
> >that 107M of resident RAM just to display the main menu is quite
> >excessive. Did I miss-configure my system?
> >  
> >
> Mine is using 17M physical memory (16M shared) and 58M virtual memory 
> while displaying the main menu after 44 1/2 CPU hours (just upgraded my 
> TV to a digital TV, so I had to change my resolution) during which I've 
> watched several shows and used plugins--and I'm now using a 1920x1080 X 
> and Myth GUI resolution.
> COMMAND          
>   660 root       9   0 58284  17m  16m R  0.7  3.5  44:28.03 
> mythfrontend     
> So, the only help I can really provide is that this is not normal and is 
> not a Myth bug.  So, it's probably a configuration problem.  The 
> question then becomes, "Configuration of what?"
> Mike
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