[mythtv-users] Diskless

Paul Bender pebender at san.rr.com
Tue Jan 30 18:02:27 UTC 2007

Rich West wrote:
> I came across the diskless how-to on the Wiki and, while I have the
> entire infrastructure in place (I build both windows and Linux boxes via
> PXE booting), I immediately thought "hey, that would definitely be QUIET".
> However, the question that goes unanswered in the wiki is about
> performance.  Since the entire system is loading and running off of the
> network (I've got cat-5 wired) *and* mythtv is also going over that same
> network, doesn't that beat up on the performance?  Especially since swap
> would also be on an NFS mounted volume...
> I'd be interested to hear about people's experiences with MythTV and a
> diskless frontend to see if it would be a viable configuration or if it
> is just a pipe dream..

I build a distribution that turns a diskless computer into a MythTV 
frontend <http://linpvr.org/minimyth/>. The root file system can either 
be loaded into memory or mounted using NFS. It does not use any swap 
space, so performance of swap space over the network is not an issue.

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