[mythtv-users] Mythfilldatabase during recording screws up recordings.

Douglas Peale Douglas_Peale at comcast.net
Mon Apr 4 21:26:30 UTC 2011

On 04/04/2011 01:48 PM, Alex Butcher wrote:
> On Sun, 3 Apr 2011, Douglas Peale wrote:
>> Is there any way to prevent mythfilldatabase from running simultaneous to a recording? Can something be done in the scheduler to
>> keep them separate?
> Why not use ionice? I run mysqld, mythfrontend and mythbackend with 'ionice
> -c 2' and run all the IO-heavy tasks run by MythArchive and my commflagging
> wrapper script with 'ionice -c 3' so that they don't disrupt recordings or
> playback.  mythfilldatabase is probably another candidate for the same
> treatment, so I've just enabled that on my system.
> HTH,
> Alex
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Care to elaborate on how you implement this?
In myth backend setup, under "General" on the Mythfilldatabase page there is a line for "mythfilldatabase program:" and a line
for "mythfilldatabase arguments:", so there is no place I can alter the command line to include ionice.

I suppose I could replace the mythfilldatabase.sh script with my own that calls mythfilldatabase.sh, but then I would have to
figure out how to make sure my script passes the proper options to the mythfilldatabase.sh script. Risky for one with minimal
script writing experience.

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