[mythtv-users] Mythfilldatabase is REALLY slow.

Raymond Wagner raymond at wagnerrp.com
Sat Oct 8 21:23:29 UTC 2011

On 10/8/2011 17:13, linux guy wrote:
>    The DataDirect grabber will grab all available data
>    in a single pull. This will ensure you always have
>    the most up-to-date data, but requires significantly
>    more CPU and RAM.

Meaning users with multiple lineups, trying to run backends on old P3s, 
Atoms, or ARMs might not want to use it.

>    It is not expected to work on all
>    backend systems and with all lineups, and may
>    interfere with recording due to resource starvation.

The issue is that the way it is currently set up, it flushes all the 
guide data out of the database, and the repopulates it from scratch.  If 
you try to start a recording as this occurs, you may have problems.  The 
slower your processor and disk, and more and larger lineups you have to 
process, the more likely you are to run into a problem.

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