[mythtv-users] Mythfrontend idle cpu consumption help

Jim Stichnoth stichnot at gmail.com
Mon Nov 9 18:01:05 UTC 2009

On Mon, Nov 9, 2009 at 7:36 AM, jansenj <jansenj+myth at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I had my timezone set correctly in the mythbuntu data & time control, but
>> when I tried to echo the TZ environment variable, it was empty.  I manually
>> set it on the command line instead, and restarted mythfrontend.  So far, my
>> frontend CPU usage is where I would expect it.  Lets hope it stays that way.
> Bummer, no such luck after 5-10 minutes, it was back to its old tricks.

I suggest running a tool like strace to shed more light on the
situation.  Compare the strace output when it's behaving reasonably
versus when it's taking excessive CPU time, to see if there's any
difference in the kinds of file accesses or system calls.


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