[mythtv-users] Fine Grained Mythtv Tuning

Steven Adeff adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Fri Dec 10 17:58:26 UTC 2010

On Fri, Dec 10, 2010 at 12:02 AM, Greg Oliver <oliver.greg at gmail.com> wrote:
> Well, I finally have my system running optimally.  It allows me to
> record up to 6 programs while watching 1 ***without judder***
> I always though that the machine was powerful enough to endure
> anything, and using top, latencytop, iotop, etc - I could not hit the
> nail on the head why until I finally turned on debugs and saw it for
> myself.  It was not feeding data fast enough for mythtv.  I started
> examinig it closer with much higher refresh rates with the above
> tools, and indeed, there were millisecond spikes causing the player to
> hiccup.
> I had previously setup (more for fun than requirement, and
> half-complete) fine grained controls over the system, but had an error
> I had to track down.  I created a page on the wiki if anyone is
> interested in similar.
> http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Tuning_Linux_for_MythTV:_Using_cgroups
> -Greg

awesome, I just built such a dual-core, backend/frontend machine for
my parents, thanks!

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