[mythtv-users] "Watch Recordings" some frontends slow, some fast?

Steven Adeff adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Tue May 11 02:30:52 UTC 2010

On Mon, May 10, 2010 at 12:20 PM, Steven Adeff <adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, May 9, 2010 at 10:33 PM, Michael T. Dean
> <mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:
>> On 05/08/2010 07:07 PM, Steven Adeff wrote:
>>> actually, in playing around, I'm noticing that it looks to be the
>>> shows that don't have downloaded fan art for the background that are
>>> slow, as though mythfrontend is waiting for the image to download, and
>>> if there isn't one it just waits some period of time before becoming
>>> responsive again. So if I'm in a specific show with fan art for the
>>> background it moves between episodes fairly quickly, but if it's a
>>> show without, then it's very slow.
>> If you have your HOME (and, therefore $HOME/.mythtv ) directory mounted over
>> NFS, or if you have the Images Storage Group directories or the MythVideo
>> (local) directories (if you're not using Storage Groups) mounted over NFS,
>> make sure you're *not* configuring those mounts the way we've recommended
>> you configure your recordings directories (
>> http://www.mythtv.org/docs/mythtv-HOWTO-23.html#ss23.9 ).  You need to
>> enable NFS file attribute caching on the Images/MythVideo directories.  So
>> do /not/ use actimeo=0 or noac and make sure, if you do modify actimeo or
>> acregmin, acregmax, acdirmin, or acdirmax that you use appropriate values
>> (as can be found through trial/error if you really feel you need to adjust
>> them).  NFS defaults should be appropriate, though.  You /definitely/ need
>> at least actimeo=1, but higher is probably better.
>> For the recordings directories, actimeo=0 is useful to allow Live TV to work
>> properly.  It will kill performance, though, if you use it on
>> Images/MythVideo directories.
> I don't have my recordings directory mounted via NFS to frontend only
> machines since I have the "always stream" option set. Should I mount
> it anyway?
> I had actimeo=0 set, so I removed it from the mount fstab line, when I
> get home from work I'll check it out.
> thanks for the help!

that did it! now the menu is quick, theres still a slight delay in
getting new screen shots and such from the backend, but it doesn't
affect the menu responsiveness now.

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