[mythtv-users] Auto-expire two files while recording two files
ijr at po.cwru.edu
Sat Jan 31 10:57:09 EST 2004
On Saturday 31 January 2004 07:54 am, Jeff wrote:
> At 12:41 AM 1/31/2004 -0500, you wrote:
> > > I have my Myth box setup to record Letterman and Leno,
> > > and also to only keep the 2 most recent shows of each.
> > > So when it starts recording the two shows, it detects
> > > that it can expire the oldest two. So now, it's
> > > writing two MPEG-2 files from the PVR's, while
> > > deleting two large MPEG-2 files from the drive and
> > > this causes blocking every night, consistently and
> > > repeatably. (and somewhat understandably). So my
> > > question is, is there anyway to either run the expire
> > > process at a later time, or at a lower priority to
> > > solve this?
> >Not much that can be done in Myth about this. I believe Myth is
> >effectively just using the unlink() system call which causes
> >the kernel to delete the file. Since the deletion is run
> >inside the kernel you can't "nice" it or anything.
> >I'd investigate different filesystems and maybe run some
> >tests on your own machine. There's been quite a few discussions
> >on the mailing list about ext vs reiser vs
> Myth could check to see whether a recording is
> in progress and if so, the deletion is queued for later.
Not if it needs to do the deletion so the recording has enough space to
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