Opened 5 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

#12756 closed Patch - Feature (fixed)

Feature patch: Reduce mythfilldatabase channel insert time (after #12685)

Reported by: Gary Buhrmaster <gary.buhrmaster@…> Owned by: Peter Bennett
Priority: minor Milestone: unknown
Component: MythTV - Mythfilldatabase Version: Master Head
Severity: medium Keywords:
Cc: Ticket locked: no


Feature patch: Reduce mythfilldatabase channel insert time (after #12685)

While DOing the TODO in #12685 (detect a CableCARD in Ceton devices) is arguably the right thing to do, a side effect is that the initial channel insert for a Ceton device may take substantial time to complete (apparently the web server for a Ceton device may take 2-3 seconds to complete the transaction to query the CableCARD status, and for a (typical) 500 channel map on a cable system, that can mean delays of around 20 minutes during an initial mythfilldatabase run (the delays would likely be small in subsequent runs as there are few/no channel inserts).

As consumer devices do not normally support CableCARD OIR, this patch determines the tuner unscannability once, and uses it for each channel to be inserted (if any).

Initial insert time for a Ceton device is now in seconds rather than 20 minutes (the improvement for a SiliconDust? device is likely far less, as their devices uses a different (and much faster) process, but less network traffic is always better).

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Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by Peter Bennett

Owner: changed from stuartm to Peter Bennett
Status: newassigned

comment:2 Changed 4 years ago by Gary Buhrmaster <gary.buhrmaster@…>

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

In e9c9cb1d3e2cd094a5152f1f7390a90748189e43/mythtv:

mythfilldatabase: Evaluate unscannable source status once

For some OCUR tuners (i.e. the Ceton), requesting
the status of whether the tuner has an inserted
CableCARD can take 2-3 seconds. Repeatedly
making that determination at each channel insert
time can result in slow channel update times if
the channel list is large. Determine the status
only once for the tuner.

Fixes #12756

Signed-off-by: Peter Bennett <pbennett@…>

comment:3 Changed 3 years ago by Peter Bennett

Owner: changed from Peter Bennett to Peter Bennett
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