[mythtv-users] Very variable CPU usage from X using bob deinterlace
pebender at san.rr.com
Sun Jan 28 20:22:16 UTC 2007
> I'm experiencing very high and very variable CPU usage from X during DVB
> playback with the 'bob' deinterlacer - sometimes X uses a few percent of
> the CPU, sometimes it uses nearly 90 percent. I do have cpufreq turned
> on with the ondemand governor but this is not enough to explain the
> variation I'm seeing (as much as a hundred fold difference in load).
> There is no apparent difference in playback quality when the load
> changes and the load changes up and down while watching a single
> program. Switching deinterlacing off or choosing a different
> deinterlacing algorithm results in consistent CPU load.
> Does anyone else see this? Is it expected behaviour? I understand that
> bob is CPU intensive, but it seems odd that it sometimes takes
> practically no CPU and other times it nearly swamps my machine.
> My setup is:
> AMD Athlon 64 3000+ (1800MHz), 2GB memory, NForce motherboard (6500,
> I think?), using built in TV Out to PAL TV
> Gentoo 2006.1
> Linux 184.108.40.206, (vanilla kernel, not gentoo kernel)
> modular X.Org server (from stable portage)
> recent proprietory NVidia drivers (emerge ~x86)
> recent MythTV (from SVN a few days ago)
> 'Standard' output (not XVMC as it seems to crash X and or the front end)
> -- jeek
Yes, I have seen this behavior. Adding
Option "UseEvents" "true"
to the nvidia device section in xorg.conf solved the problem.
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