[mythtv-users] Happy Anniversary

Steven Adeff adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Fri Sep 22 11:57:13 UTC 2006

On 9/21/06, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
> On Sep 21, 2006, at 9:08 AM, Steven Adeff wrote:
> > On 9/21/06, Brian J. Murrell <brian at interlinx.bc.ca> wrote:
> >> On Thu, 2006-21-09 at 15:15 +0100, Tim Phipps wrote:
> >>>>    PID USER      PR  NI  VIRT  RES  SHR S %CPU %MEM    TIME+
> >>>> COMMAND
> >>>> 11911 mythtv    25   0  302m 163m  21m R 97.3 16.2  28938:11
> >>>> mythfrontend
> >>> This looks like you've had mythfrontend running three hours of
> >>> CPU per day, I
> >>> hope that doesn't involve sitting in front of the telly that long.
> >>
> >> That could simply be the time that the little preview is eating when
> >> sitting on an entry in the recorded programs menu.
> >>
> >> I have suggested before that there be an activity timeout in that
> >> menu
> >> that either backs out of it or disables the preview so that an
> >> idle FE
> >> doesn't chew so much CPU.
> >
> > or use up energy if your CPU supports throttling.
> Both good points, and I'm sure a lot of that CPU is what was
> suggested. I think I probably average perhaps 1 or 1.5 hour of actual
> viewing per day. I often just leave it on the MythWeather display
> though.
> The system does nothing but run Myth, so I really don't care about
> burning CPU cycles, but the point about energy consumption is
> certainly valid, and the CPU is an AMD Athlon64 3700+ (Clawhammer),
> which does support throttling, so it would certainly benefit from the
> suggested feature.
> Guess I'll just make a point to not leave the system on a program
> listing for the time being, to be kinder to the Earth if nothing else.

or run BOINC ;-) (we should start a MythUsers BOINC group!!)

I leave my frontends off during the night and day. I use my main
frontend an average of maybe 5hrs a day, no reason to leave it running
when you pay upwards of 20c/kWh. I do leave my backend on all the time
though, for obvious reasons...

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