[mythtv-users] BE always busy

Mike Perkins mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk
Sat Nov 10 10:58:28 UTC 2012

On 10/11/12 01:50, Mark Greenwood wrote:
> On Thursday 08 Nov 2012 11:30:26 Michael Watson wrote:
>> On 8/11/2012 10:56 AM, Joe Henley wrote:
>>> Raymond,
>>> Thanks for the reply!
>>> Just to clarify, no drives are accessed by the housekeeping or
>>> AutoExpire, and when something _does_ need to be done, only the system
>>> drive is accessed.  Did I get that right?
>> There is a lot of other things preventing the system drive from spinning
>> down when the system is idle.
>> http://info4admins.com/tips-to-spindown-your-hard-disk-in-debian-or-ubuntu/
>> Michael Watson
> If it's only the syslog writing that is causing the disk to spin up, you
> could always put /var/log/mythtv into RAMdisc.
... or remote log over the network to a log server, which is what I do. Nothing 
like having /all/ the system logs on the same box to diagnose prolems.


Mike Perkins

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