[mythtv-users] Mythtarchive slowing down

Paul Harrison mythtv at dsl.pipex.com
Tue Oct 3 10:07:46 UTC 2006

Luuk Oostenbrink wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm a backend - frontend user of Mythtv and was very pleased when
> Mytharchive was introduced. I use the ATrpms packages for FC5.
> Archiving 1 or 2 programms to DVD is no problem, but archiving
> more seems to be. Where it starts with 40-45 fps for the first
> file it slows down to 2-3 fps before the fourth is reached.
> I notice in the process table that after processing a file the
> mythtranscode process stays resident in a defunct state. So at the
> fourth file there are 3 mythtranscode processes present in defunct
> state. Could this be the reason for the slowing down?
> Cheers,
> Luuk

Defunct processes don't use any cpu time and all resources should be 
released so I don't think they are the problem. Try running top while 
creating a DVD to see whats taking all the cpu time and to see if the 
memory and/or swap space required is increasing. Maybe there's a memory 
leak somewhere that is consuming all the resources.

Paul H.

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