View Full Version : Hourly dropouts

Ben Cook
2005-02-18, 08:06
I experience this issue as I have a low poer server (Via C3 700MHz). To fix
it (Windows server) turn off the hourly cache:

In Wordpad open C:\Program Files\SlimServer\server\Slim\Music\Info.pm
Search for "sub saveDBCacheTimer"
Comment out the two lines in this sub with the # symbol. The sub should look

sub saveDBCacheTimer {
# saveDBCache();
# Slim::Utils::Timers::setTimer(0, Time::HiRes::time() + $dbSaveInterval,

I'd love to be able to do this from the web interface, it's a bit of a pain
having to do it each time I install the software.

Hopefully this will help you.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com]On Behalf Of Richie
> Sent: 17 February 2005 23:13
> To: Slim.Discuss
> Subject: [slim] Hourly dropouts
> Hi,
> Does anyone know if there are any plans to address Bug 826. This is
> the one where there are hourly dropouts due to 100% CPU activity
> caused by slim.exe.
> I'm also suffering from this problem and get at least a couple of
> dropouts a day when playing flac tracks. It's starting to get really
> irritating. Other than that I reckon the Squeezbox is one of the best
> gadgets I've ever brought. I'd like to buy a couple more but would
> prefer that this was fixed first.
> I haven't been able to find out much information about it. I'd gone to
> the trouble of moving the server from an XP machine to a linux server
> and buying a new network switch before I found the bug mentioned here.
> Process logging on the XP machine confirmed that it is definitely
> slim.exe causing the CPU spike every hour. I have experienced the
> dropouts under Suse Linux as well but I don't have the knowledge to
> figure out whats causing it there, since then I've moved back to XP.
> Just in case it's relevant: I have a library of about 8k flac tracks
> on an Athlon 1.4GHz machine with 768MB of RAM running XP SP2 and
> 5.4.0.
> Thanks for any help
> Richard