[mythtv-users] Buffering LiveTV data to save hard drive wear?

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Tue Jul 15 17:06:52 UTC 2008

>> I know the HDD has a built in buffer, but I don't think it's big enough to
>> hold 3-4 seconds worth of data,or what ever the minimum is when watching
>> LiveTV.
> Linux itself does a good job of using any available RAM as a disk cache, and
> the parameters are somewhat tweakable. Myth is a DVR, let the OS decide how
> best to use system resources.
I am not sure if this still applies in the current code but I remember
a thread talking about MythTV forcing the os to flush the cache:



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