[mythtv-users] CPU load when watching TV

lee lee at yun.yagibdah.de
Wed Dec 16 09:43:05 UTC 2009

On Tue, Dec 15, 2009 at 01:38:51PM -0500, Rod Smith wrote:
> On Tuesday 15 December 2009 06:58:41 am lee wrote:
> > On Mon, Dec 14, 2009 at 11:01:48AM -0500, Rod Smith wrote:
> >
> > > On a dedicated Myth box, the 17% CPU time consumed by kwin would be
> > > unacceptable.
> >
> > Why would it be unacceptable?
> Perhaps I should have said "unacceptable TO ME." Because it consumes CPU time 
> with absolutely no benefit, potentially interfering with playback, slowing 
> down transcoding or commflagging jobs, etc. Of course, if playback were still 
> OK, it might be tolerable, but it'd still slow down other processes.

That's true --- and since you don't need a window manager for a
dedicated box, you can better start X11 without one at all and only
run the frontend instead.

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