[mythtv-users] kernel options for mythtv

Jason Weinstein potuncle at gmail.com
Sun Jan 8 21:26:35 UTC 2006

I've been wondering this too. I'm now compiling 2.6.15 and would like to
know which is the best Preemption Model for a dedicated MythTV box that runs
both frontend and backend. In case it matters, I do use my MythTV box to
record and play ATSC so my processor gets pegged pretty well.



On 8/12/05, Marius Schrecker <masch at tiscali.no> wrote:
> Hi,
>    Just got as far as configuring kernel (2.6.13-rc6-git4) options for my
> mythv system to be (I understand that the 2.6.13 release candidate is
> superior
> to 2.6.12.x kernels).  There are some new choices here, one of which is
> preemption model. Presumably aggressive preemption isn't great for things
> like myth where a long running decoding task (for example) should be
> allowed
> to keep using as much cpu as it needs at the expense of new processes.
> What does the list think? There now appears to be a choice of three levels
> of preemption.
> Any other recommended kernel options that should be included/avoided?
> Cheers
> Marius
> Registered Linux user
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