[mythtv-users] Mythweb Slow to Render Program Detail Page as Selected From Recorded Programs page

Tom Dexter digitalaudiorock at gmail.com
Thu Feb 25 21:39:47 UTC 2010

On Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 4:25 PM, Johnny Walker <johnnyjboss at gmail.com> wrote:
>> What does the system's free memory look like while you're doing this?
>> -Johnny
>> The system is basically at 90% idle all the time. I have looked a the
>> mythbackend.log and there is nothing there that would suggest a problem. The
>> system has 1GB of memory and 4GB of swap and there is nothing in top to show
>> that memory is a problem anywhere.
>> -- Mache
> I had 2 Gigs of Ram in my backend and I was starting to swap to disk
> when I used mythweb. I added 2 more gigs and now mythweb doesn't cause
> me to swap out to disk. Using swap memory is much slower than actual
> memory. The problem is compounded if you're running mysql-server,
> Apache, mythbackend and the OS all on 1 physical hard drive.
> Swap is slow - I would avoid using it if you can.
> -Johnny

For what it's worth, my backend has 512MB of ram and I've never had a
problem with it or with mythweb.  What sort of activity in mythweb was
causing that sort of memory use?  If that were typical it would have
used up my ram and swap which would most likely have brought the
machine down.  I think that program searches in 0.21 used to be broken
and would reach the php maximum allowed memory.


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