[mythtv-users] 0.25->0.26: problems with high mem consumption and oom kils

Warpme warpme at o2.pl
Tue Sep 4 15:46:41 UTC 2012

On 9/2/12 6:42 PM, faginbagin wrote:
> Why bother trying to diagnose it? Why not add swap space? You don't need to have a swap partition, you can add swap using a regular file. If you're running ubuntu, this should help:
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SwapFaq
> The other option is to add more RAM.
> HTH,
> Helen
> _______________________________________________
Sure. Adding swap is option - but I would consider this as last resort.
I have PXE booted diskless FEs using ram disks.
I have this not by accident: diskless means not costs/power/phy 
space/management issues related to FEs HDD.
RAM disks means fastest execution speed (your mass storage has 
practically RAM speed).
Price for this is FE RAM, as on FE EVERYTHING (code & data) is mapped to 
With 0.25 & 2G RAM (512M allocated to VIDEO) I had average 300-500MB 
free RAM on FE.
This is not a case with 0.26.
I can always buy more RAM, but from economic point of view I want to 
understand return on this investment (especially when I have 3
FEs to upgrade).
Also, before spending money into old technology (DDR2) I want to be sure 
it is unavoidable...
BE seems to be little different story: 800-900MB for it seems to be 
little too high, especially compared with 250-300MB I usually observed 
in 0.25

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