[mythtv-users] Playback problem -- random short pauses

Steven Adeff adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Sun Apr 17 15:57:16 UTC 2011

On Fri, Apr 15, 2011 at 10:09 PM, Rob Smith <kormoc at mythtv.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 15, 2011 at 6:57 PM, Mark Lord <mythtv at rtr.ca> wrote:
>> :)  I'm a kernel dev, not a mythtv dev, so pardon the obvious advice.  :)
>> 1. Don't bother with swap space --> if you've got 4GB of RAM, or heck even
>> "only" 2GB of RAM, there's just about zero need EVER for swap space.
>> It's simply not worth the fuss, unless you intend to "hibernate" (suspend
>> to disk, which uses the swap space) the machine.
> Swap > oom_killer
> Swap Files > Swap Partitions
> unless you suspend to disk that is.

Mark, Rob, mind going into this some more?

I've got my house system and my parents that I'm managing. My parents
backend is a a combined be/fe with 2GB of RAM, my backend is
standalone with 3GB. Is what your saying that I should disable the
swap files on both systems and that they will run *better*? what
happens when the systems use all their physical RAM?


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