[mythtv-users] How does MythTV determine which backend runs a user job?

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Mon Jan 8 22:46:03 UTC 2007

On Jan 8, 2007, at 1:53 PM, Jon Larson wrote:

> I've got a slave backend (mythslave1) that's much faster than the
> primary recording backend. I'd like to put it (mythslave1) at the  
> top of
> the list for running user jobs so that jobs would only get assigned to
> another backend if 'mythslave1' was already running it's maximum # of
> processes.
> Does anyone know how to do this without simply dis-allowing all the
> other backends from running user jobs?
> Jon

Make your fast slave check for jobs more frequently than the slower  
ones. It doesn't guarantee that it picks up the jobs before the  
others, but there's a much better chance of it. I set my fast slave  
to check for jobs every 30 seconds and my others to check every 120  

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