[mythtv-users] How do master and slave backends divide up work?

Yeechang Lee ylee at pobox.com
Fri Jan 4 07:48:23 UTC 2008

I have two backends. The master backend has two tuners. The slave
backend has two tuners. The database runs on the slave backend. Both
backends have equivalent access to the two arrays where recordings go

When one of the the slave backend's tuners is in action, how should I
envision the division of labor?

a) Slave backend writes recording to disk; master backend updates
   recordedseek and other database tables
b) Slave backend writes recording and also updates database
c) Each bit of the recording is sent over the network to the master
   backend, which handles both the writing and database-updating; the
   slave backend is only used as a physical connection point for the

I'm pretty sure c) isn't the case, but is it a), b), or something else?

Yeechang Lee <ylee at pobox.com> | San Francisco CA US

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