I'm running into speed issues with my setup. If I try to navigate Artists or Albums with either of my Squeezeboxes, it can take several minutes to view a list of items. I have a Miscellaneous directory containing just under 500 files which can take upwards of 5 minutes to view when navigating through Music Folder from a Squeezebox.
Where can I start to look to get things to speed up?
My system has 512MB of memory and Dual P3 800MHz CPUs. My library has 29,073 Total Tracks.
In general, my CPUs are less than 5% busy. When navigating with the Squeezebox or the Web Interface that spikes up to 75%-80%.
Other information from the web interface:
Squeezebox Server Version: 7.4.2 - r30215 @ Fri Feb 19 16:22:31 MST 2010
Operating system: Red Hat - EN - utf8
Platform Architecture: i686-linux
Perl Version: 5.8.8 - i386-linux-thread-multi
MySQL Version: 5.0.77
Is there a minimum system requirements somewhere that I missed?
Thanks in advance for any assistance.
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Thread: Speed issues?
2010-07-14, 13:07 #1
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2010-07-14, 14:38 #2
Yes there are system minimums. Depending on system, the windows minimum says 256MB of RAM and a CPU of 733MHz Pentium or greater. Linux can probably get away with less, but the key here is his minimum is not a guarantee of the level of performance, just that it will work. For a library of your size I would prefer a P4 or new Atom MB with at least 1GB of RAM. The thing that you are trying to do is CPU intense. Also how is the hard drive, is it completely full? Does it have at least 15% actual free space left on it?
Many things affect SBS performance from number of active plugins, transcoding, amount of available server horsepower. The larger the library, the more SBS Server one needs to keep things up to what one is used to.iPhone
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2010-07-14, 14:45 #3
Has the performance degraded, or has it always been like this? If it has degraded, then you can probably fix it.
The place to start would probably be to clear the contents of the cache folder and start again. Stop the server first, clear the cache, then restart the server. Squeezebox Server should rescan your library on startup.
2010-07-14, 15:39 #4pskiGuest
Please try using either the "Artist" or "Album" interface options and type back what your response is like.
It sounds like you have enough hardware with that OS but it could also depend on what other services you are running at the same time.
Try posting the results of (after opening a terminal)
service all status
2010-07-14, 16:03 #5
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Thanks everyone. I have done a clear and rescan. That doesn't seem to help. I've actually completely removed and reinstalled Squeezebox Server. Same problem. I do not have a least 15% free space on the drive(s). It's a 309G LVM with only about 10G free. So 97% in use.
Clicking Music Library then Artists causes the CPU to peg at 100% for about 45 seconds. (Library has 2,586 Artists.)
Performance degraded several months ago when I upgraded to a 6.x version and again to the 7.x version. (I've been slacking on figuring out what's going on.) I had previously been running a VERY old version of Slimserver. That version ran pretty well with more or less the same number of files. Unfortunately, I do not recall the version number. I believe it used a simpler database engine than MySQL. (SQLite? I can't recall the name.)
I've been using the Music Folder as an alternate as it is 5x quicker than Artists or Albums.
I don't believe there is much transcoding going on. My entire library is mp3s and aac/m4a files. (95% of which are mp3s.)
The server doesn't do much. It's a firewall and file share mostly.
service --all-status reports:
acpid (pid 2439) is running...
anacron is stopped
atd (pid 2635) is running...
auditd is stopped
automount (pid 2416) is running...
conmand is stopped
cpuspeed is stopped
crond (pid 2582) is running...
cupsd is stopped
dhcpd (pid 2477) is running...
Checking fuse filesystem not available.
gpm (pid 2567) is running...
hald (pid 2661) is running...
httpd is stopped
ibmsphalt is stopped
irqbalance (pid 2111) is running...
Checking jexec statuskrb524d is stopped
mdmpd is stopped
dbus-daemon (pid 2321) is running...
multipathd is stopped
mysqld (pid 2597) is running...
netconsole module not loaded
netplugd is stopped
lo eth1 eth2
Currently active devices:
lo eth2 eth1
NetworkManager is stopped
NetworkManagerDispatcher is stopped
rpc.mountd is stopped
nfsd is stopped
rpc.rquotad is stopped
rpc.statd (pid 2171) is running...
nscd is stopped
ntpd (pid 29084) is running...
oddjobd is stopped
pcscd (pid 2381) is running...
portmap (pid 2146) is running...
postmaster is stopped
Process accounting is disabled.
rdisc is stopped
rpc.idmapd (pid 2216) is running...
saslauthd is stopped
sendmail (pid 2516 2506) is running...
smartd (pid 2721) is running...
smbd (pid 13534 2665 2598) is running...
nmbd (pid 2602) is running...
squeezeboxserver (pid 2552) is running...
sshd (pid 29303 29296 2459) is running...
syslogd (pid 2092) is running...
klogd (pid 2095) is running...
winbindd is stopped
wpa_supplicant is stopped
ypbind is stopped
yum-updatesd is stopped
Thanks again for the quick responses.
2010-07-14, 16:09 #6pskiGuest
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