[mythtv-users] Is there a tuner limit? (problem with >8 tuners)

Brian Long briandlong at gmail.com
Tue Aug 21 17:15:47 UTC 2007

On 8/21/07, Chris Wilkie - NetrinoUK <chris at netrino.co.uk> wrote:
> Now the problem I'm having is write speed on the disk array.  When
> making 8+ recordings, the load average (and io wait) shoots up.  It
> would appear that Linux is seeing the server's RAID system and switching
> the software write cache off, except that this server (apparently)
> doesn't have a write cache.  I guess performing 8+ random writes to disk
> at 5-7MBit/sec each is causing the problem.  If anyone knows how to
> force the software write cache back on (to save me some google time
> finding out) please let me know! :)


I'm familiar with the HP DL740.  I assume your only disk subsystem is
the integrated SmartArray controller.  How many disks are you using
and how are they configured?


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