[mythtv-users] Network adds too much overhead for HD frontend

Blammo blammo.doh at gmail.com
Tue Dec 19 00:51:18 UTC 2006

On 12/17/06, Ken Mandelberg <km at mathcs.emory.edu> wrote:
> Mythfrontend uses about 70% of the CPU and Xorg a little over 20%, with
> about 5% idle.
> Over the network to the backend there is 0 idle on the same files, with
> frequent prebuffering pauses. This is on a 100mbit wired network
> connection. Top shows about 5% software interrupts (%si) which are close
> to 0 when its operating off the local disk.
> Is the added network overhead consistent with other's experience?

When you're at 95%, it takes very little to make your machine
stutter... Try running a lower X resolution (if possible) then
repeating your test.

As far as bandwidth, you should then be ok to play, but expect to
saturate that 100M when you FF/REW.

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