[mythtv-users] Mythtv stuttering - help debugging - memory leak?
drescherjm at gmail.com
Sat Mar 21 14:11:32 UTC 2009
On Thu, Mar 19, 2009 at 11:51 PM, <mythtv at corwyn.net> wrote:
> At 06:24 PM 3/18/2009, Rick Steeves wrote:
>> I'm currently running mythtv-0.21-198.el5 on CentOS kernel
>> 2.6.18-92.1.18.el5 with a Happtpauge pvr-350
>> I have a server that is frontend and backend, but I normally watch myth
>> using mvpmc on the Haupptpauge MediaMVP. The problem I see is that after
>> running for a while the video starts stuttering. the buffer indicator on the
>> mvpmc shows that the buffer isn't staying full.
> OK, I believe the problem is a memory leak somewhere directly tied to the
> At the point it starts stuttering, free reports:
> [root at glutton /]# free
> total used free shared buffers cached
> Mem: 1800232 1789988 10244 0 15268 1230248
> -/+ buffers/cache: 544472 1255760
> Swap: 2024180 128 2024052
> Note only 10 mb free, where the system has ~ 800 MB free when the show
> starts. When nothing is playing, no problems. When I reboot the system no
> problems until I run out of memory. Any suggestions?
This is normal with linux it means linux is actually using memory for
a cache. I rebooted my machine with 6 GB of memory last night to
replace the cpu fan and I now have 197 MB free out of 6GB. In this
case I have used myth since the reboot.
jmd0 ~ # free
total used free shared buffers cached
Mem: 6094504 5896820 197684 0 143644 4251608
-/+ buffers/cache: 1501568 4592936
Swap: 15681512 78048 15603464
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