[mythtv-users] X CLE266 and CPU Utilization

Joe Buhr joe.buhr at gmail.com
Fri Dec 17 23:33:03 UTC 2004


That might be an issue.  I have both the frontend and the backend on
the same box.  I've been thinking about seperating the two so that
might be in the near future.


On Fri, 17 Dec 2004 15:46:22 -0700, Curtis Stanford
<curtis at stanfordcomputing.com> wrote:
> I'm using an M10k and see about 20-25% CPU utilization watching 720x480
> video. I never get choppy audio and the load is nowhere near 2. My
> backend is separate so the frontend is only playing video and nothing
> else.
> 
> On Dec 17, 2004, at 3:37 PM, Joe Buhr wrote:
> 
> > So I've got most everything working fine now, with just a few
> > anoyances I can live with for now.
> >
> > What I'd like to focus on now is the current performance of my PVR.
> > Currently I'm seeing CPU utilization of X at about 30% and an overall
> > load average of about 2.  While watching TV through the mythfrontend I
> > also get some choppy audio also this is pretty rare (I'm attributing
> > this to the high utilization).
> >
> > Are these utilization rates to be expected?
> >
> > Here's my configs:
> > PVR250
> > VIA EPIA MII10000
> > Fedora Core 3
> >
> > Here's my X config
> > Section "ServerLayout"
> >         Identifier     "Default Layout"
> >         Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
> >         InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
> >         InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
> > EndSection
> > Section "Files"
> >         RgbPath      "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
> >         FontPath     "unix/:7100"
> > EndSection
> > Section "Module"
> >         Load  "dbe"
> >         Load  "extmod"
> >         Load  "fbdevhw"
> >         Load  "glx"
> >         Load  "record"
> >         Load  "freetype"
> >         Load  "type1"
> >         Load  "dri"
> > EndSection
> > Section "InputDevice"
> >         Identifier  "Keyboard0"
> >         Driver      "kbd"
> >         Option      "XkbModel" "pc105"
> >         Option      "XkbLayout" "us"
> > EndSection
> > Section "InputDevice"
> >         Identifier  "Mouse0"
> >         Driver      "mouse"
> >         Option      "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
> >         Option      "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
> >         Option      "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
> >         Option      "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
> > EndSection
> > Section "Monitor"
> >         Identifier   "Monitor0"
> >         VendorName   "Monitor Vendor"
> >         ModelName    "Analog NTSC Television"
> >         HorizSync    31.5 - 37.9
> >         VertRefresh  50.0 - 70.0
> >         Option      "dpms"
> > EndSection
> > Section "Device"
> >         Identifier  "Videocard0"
> >         Driver      "via"
> >         VendorName  "Videocard vendor"
> >         #BoardName   "S3 UniChrome"
> >         BoardName   "CLE266 UniChrome"
> >         Option      "PciRetry" "true"
> >         Option      "TVType" "NTSC"
> >         Option      "TVScan" "over"
> >         Option      "EnableAGPDMA" "true"
> > EndSection
> > Section "Screen"
> >         Identifier "Screen0"
> >         Device     "Videocard0"
> >         Monitor    "Monitor0"
> >         DefaultDepth     24
> >         SubSection "Display"
> >                 Viewport   0 0
> >                 Depth     16
> >                 Modes    "800x600" "640x480"
> >         EndSubSection
> >         SubSection "Display"
> >                 Viewport   0 0
> >                 Depth     24
> >                 Modes    "640x480"
> >         EndSubSection
> > EndSection
> > Section "DRI"
> >         Group        0
> >         Mode         0666
> > EndSection
> >
> > If this is to be expected, then I guess I'll start working on the
> > other little anoyances.
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