[mythtv-users] Somewhat OT: Compact Flash drive in an Xbox FE. Isthere any increase in speed?
w.winkelhorst at gmail.com
Wed Apr 5 14:17:02 UTC 2006
On 4/5/06, Richard Dale <richard at interlink.com.au> wrote:
> I think you're seeing the RAM-impaired Xbox swap out stuff to swap in the
> playback and buffering code.
> Let's say it's swapping out around 20MB worth of data. Most CF cards are
> upwards of 3-4MB/sec so the swap would last about 5 seconds.
> You might also look to remove as many running programs as possible to reduce
> your swap load.
I don't know if this helps, but you guys might want to try to play
with the /proc/sys/vm/swappiness file. This file controls what Linux'
VM favours, either cache (swap out programs for increased cache) or
programs (reduce cache instead of swapping programs out to disc)
so echo a value to this file like this:
echo 0 > /proc/sys/vm/swappiness
echo 100 > /proc/sys/vm/swappiness
and see if it changes the performance of your Xbox.
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