[mythtv-users] Are there any throttling features in Mythtv?
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Wed Feb 4 11:32:25 UTC 2009
David Brodbeck wrote:
> Mike Perkins wrote:
>> Sunday evening, we sat down to watch a film I'd recorded just before
>> Christmas, 2 hours long. This was about 7:45 pm. An hour and a half
>> later, the whole system hung. There was not the slightest sign that
>> anything was wrong up to the point it froze.
>> After some investigation of the front end I discovered that the
>> back end had hung. This was because at 8:55 pm the back end had begun
>> three simultaneous recordings on three DVB-T tuners. Apparently my
>> back end couldn't cope with reading and writing four streams
> Odd that it would hang instead of stuttering. Are you sure this is an
> I/O problem, and not an overheating, memory, or power supply issue? Have
> you tried duplicating the hang to make sure it wasn't just coincidence?
> Usually running out of disk I/O bandwidth won't hang a whole system --
> if it did just doing a file copy would be enough to kill it.
Exactly the same thought occurred to me when I read of the problem.
Definitely sounds like a hardware or driver problem. Linux will trudge
on almost whatever you throw at it.
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