[mythtv-users] Question about mythfilldatabase?
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Fri Oct 23 01:02:55 UTC 2009
On 10/22/2009 07:51 PM, David Brodbeck wrote:
> Jim Stichnoth wrote:
>> I can't use the setting where SD decides when to run mythfilldatabase,
>> because invariably it would choose primetime when 2 or 3 simultaneous
>> shows were recording. The resulting DB accesses thrash the disk, and
>> since one of my storage groups is on the same disk as the DB, I would
>> end up with several minutes of video dropouts and a vastly reduced
>> As a result, I use the setting that picks a random time within a
>> reasonably wide window. Not a cron job though. It would be really
>> nice if SD would take my constraints into account when it makes its
>> suggestion. I would ask it to blackout the 7pm-11pm window.
> Yeah, I have basically the same issue. Even with the database on a
> different spindle, the CPU usage during a mythfilldatabase run is
> quite significant and causes hiccups if I let it run during primetime
> -- which it almost always seemed to pick, left to its own devices.
> Renicing mythfilldatabase doesn't help because a lot of the CPU usage
> comes from mysql.
You still can use the suggested time.
Perhaps one of you who actually goes to the trouble of setting it up
will post the script and specific instructions.
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