rpooser at gmail.com
Tue Jan 30 18:07:26 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..
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Well, I can't actually comment too much on diskless, although I have
wanted to do it. At any rate, if you're using the box for just mythtv,
swapping pretty much will never happen. I've used my machine with 512MB
of RAM and swap turned off (no swap partition mounted). It operates
identically to when I have the swap partition on. So you could either
leave it on, assuming swapping will almost never happen, or just turn it
off altogether. If a RAM drive is needed I guess you might up the RAM
to 1024MB for the same performance level.
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