[mythtv-users] EXT4 vs XFS

Richard Shaw hobbes1069 at gmail.com
Sun Nov 13 18:54:49 UTC 2011

On Sun, Nov 13, 2011 at 12:51 PM, Scott & Nicole Harris
<snharris99 at live.com> wrote:
>>> I switched to XFS yesterday, and I will say one thing I noticed
>>> immediately.
>>> The 5 - 10 second pause I have come to live with when Live TV crosses
>>> from
>>> one program to another (i.e. Watching NFL Today from 12 - 1.   At 1 when
>>> it
>>> switches to the NFL Game, there's a 5 - 10 second "freeze" while Myth
>>> ends
>>> using the first file and starts up the next one) is reduced to a 1/2
>>> second
>>> "blip".
>>Hmm.. that may indicate other problems. I haven't noticed any pause in
>>that situation at all. Are you using a fairly low powered frontend?
> I have seen this issue reported elsewhere.  My most used frontend (for live
> TV) is not terribly under-powered considering it's only a front end.  Athlon
> 3200, 1.5GB Ram, NVidia 430 GT.  Let's face it, Live TV is a red headed
> stepchild in Myth TV.

I probably don't have the issue because I have a dual core FE/BE so
the CPU from having to create a new file doesn't compete with
playback, otherwise my system is similar to yours.


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