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Matthias Schnizer
2005-03-05, 11:33
Thanks Marc, your article looks great.
I am wondering about the memory requirements on a LinkStation. I have
currently ~ 900 albums and my windows server is using between 80-100 MB for
the slim process.

How much memory does the Linkstation have? Any comments on the memory usage
you are seeing?

Thanks

Matt

Marc Field
2005-03-05, 22:19
On Sat, 05 Mar 2005 11:33:25 -0700, Matthias Schnizer wrote:

> Thanks Marc, your article looks great.
> I am wondering about the memory requirements on a LinkStation. I have
> currently ~ 900 albums and my windows server is using between 80-100 MB for
> the slim process.
>
> How much memory does the Linkstation have? Any comments on the memory usage
> you are seeing?

Hi Matt,

I believe the LinkStation has 64MB of memory. SlimServer's memory
consumption is usually around 65-75% (as reported by the "top" command).
My library is around 9500 songs. The CPU consumption varies a lot
depending on activity. When SlimServer is idle, CPU consumption is about
2%. When playing mp3s, it's about 3%. When serving-up web pages, it can
go as high as 98% for a short time. Same goes for the daily song re-scan.
This is with SlimServer 5.4.0.

In terms of the user experience, the only downsides are that the
SqueezeBox takes about 3 seconds to turn-on after you hit the power
button on the remote (after that, the controls on the SqueezeBox are very
responsive), and the web interface sometimes is slow. I have had no
drop-outs or other music streaming problems.

Marc