[mythtv-users] Commflagging X 4 = CPU ?

Mark Lord mythtv at rtr.ca
Sat Oct 29 18:36:43 UTC 2011

On 11-10-29 01:13 PM, Craig Treleaven wrote:
> Is the simple rule of thumb that each commflag job should have its 
> own core?

That would depend upon how fast the cores are.
On my 2,6GHz Core2 duo backend, commflag takes only 10-25% CPU on a single core,
so there's no problem with multiple commflags at once per core.
Measure it (or watch it with "top") on your own hardware.

> What about disk i/o?  I certainly intend to put the os and MySQL 
> database on one disk and the recordings on another.  If there are 
> four simultaneous recordings and four simultaneous commflag jobs, is 
> that too much for one 3 Gbps SATA disk?

No, not normally anyhow.

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