[mythtv-users] Mythfill and Log entry's...???

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Sat Oct 21 08:50:30 UTC 2006

On 10/20/06 23:59, Harry Orenstein wrote:

>On Friday 20 October 2006 7:37 pm, Michael T. Dean wrote:
>>>Maybe it should be removed if it doesn't serve a purpose... just a
>>Yeah.  When I finish up a project I'm working on, I'll see what the devs
>>think.  May be better just to say, "Last run time."  If they agree, I'll
>>put in a patch.
>I think a start and end are useful to show if there was some problem with the 
>download (if you run batch or don't pay attention).  The log seems to capture 
>the correct start and end times (mine are about 3 minutes apart).
Yeah, but the point is:  do you even know what the 3 minutes are 
measuring on your system?  I'd guess what you think it's measuring is 
different from what it is measuring.  And, since you're losing the other 
1, 2, 3, ... 10, whatever measurements (since we only store the last) 
how useful is it, really?  Perhaps the first 3 downloads took 18 minutes 
each, but you see 3 minutes in the status (the length of the final 
download), so now you're confident that everything's just peachy?

>  Maybe, if 
>the currently captured values cannot be corrected, the status could be 
>changed to show the values from the log instead?
IMHO, if the difference between start time and end time were really 
useful, we should be displaying that, instead.  However, I don't see it 
being a useful statistic--there are far too many factors that can affect 
it.  But, if it makes people happy, I'd be happy to not write a patch 
(and leave it as is).


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