[mythtv-users] Out of nowhere, cpu is now cooler

Robert RobertCL at iname.com
Fri Jun 13 20:59:11 UTC 2008

mythtv at blandford.net wrote:
> Steve Peters - Priority Electronics wrote:
>> Hello,
>> But how and why could this be? I have always used mencoder to nuvexport 
>> my recordings, and it goes the same fps, if not more now than it ever 
>> did before. I get around 30-35fps transcoding with some good quality 
>> settings. Nothing in the system has changed in the past year except for 
>> the fact that I've added another drive inside it, which I'd think would 
>> raise temperatures if anything. Also, I have a thermometer in the 
>> cabinet that encloses the computer…yes, it's totally enclosed except for 
>> some vents in the back, and that thermometer never gets above 85 degrees 
>> F except when it's a hot day.
> This may be due to tickless kernel stuff finally making it into 
> production for the x86_64 cpu.  Until just recently, it was just in the 
> i386 kernels.
> Michael

Are you saying that tickless kernels are better in someway than 
non-tickless ones?  I've seen the option and somehow it sounds like a 
good idea, but I have no idea why!


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