[mythtv-users] BE always busy

Joe Henley joehenley at kc.rr.com
Wed Nov 7 20:38:39 UTC 2012


I'd like for my Myth BE to spin down its HD's when possible, ie. late 
night plus early morning.  After poking at it abit, it appears the 
"housekeeping thread" and "auto expire" are preventing that.  I see this 
every 15 minutes in the log:
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Nov  4 03:53:43 Eddie mythbackend[1534]: 2012-11-04 03:53:43.932351 N  
AutoExpire: CalcParams(): Max required Free Space: 0.0 GB w/freq: 15 min
Nov  4 03:56:12 Eddie mythbackend[1534]: 2012-11-04 03:56:12.566597 I  
Running housekeeping thread
Nov  4 04:01:18 Eddie mythbackend[1534]: 2012-11-04 04:01:18.570015 I  
Running housekeeping thread
Nov  4 04:06:24 Eddie mythbackend[1534]: 2012-11-04 04:06:24.573425 I  
Running housekeeping thread
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So every 15 minutes it tries to autoexpire something (a program 
recording I presume) and every 5 minutes it runs a house keeping thread. 

Anyone got any suggestions on how to stop, run less often, or run only 
during specific times for these two items?  From some googling, I 
unchecked the "Perform EIT scan" use for each video source.  And I tried 
adjusting the EIT settings to zero on the BE set-up page "Eit Scanner 
Options" (which it refused to accept).  Neither had any effect on the 

Thanks for any help.

Joe Henley

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