June 17, 2018

Fixing a MythTV performance problem

Filed under: Technical — Tags: , , , , , , , — James Bunton @ 2:17 am

Recently I switched my media server from ext4 on LVM to ZFS. This has mostly been a great success, however I noticed a big problem with MythTV. In the past it would take 1-2sec to start playing video, now it would take 5-60sec. Ouch!

In this post I’ll describe the trouble-shooting techniques I applied, along with all the various things I found and fixed along the way. If you just want to see the solution you can scroll to the end.