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David Yaffe
2004-01-20, 14:41
Hi,
I am playing with Slimserver before I buy a SqueezeBox. What is the practical upper limit of songs that the database can handle.
I currently have over 5000 tracks ripped, and I am about 15% done ripping my CD collection. What is the limit of files that the Slimserver software can handle?

For the record, I am using Debian Linux, kernel version 2.6.1, on a p3-550, 512mb of ram.

Thanks,
David

michael
2004-01-20, 14:59
David Yaffe <skippy (AT) qlo (DOT) com> writes:
> Hi,
> I am playing with Slimserver before I buy a SqueezeBox. What is the practical upper limit of songs that the database can handle.
> I currently have over 5000 tracks ripped, and I am about 15% done ripping my CD collection. What is the limit of files that the Slimserver software can handle?
>
> For the record, I am using Debian Linux, kernel version 2.6.1, on a p3-550, 512mb of ram.

Well, I imagine that the "practical" limit would depend on the size of
your hard drive, as well as your particular tolerance for performance
of the ui. (Maybe the folks employed by slimdevices can give you some
hard numbers.)

But, for what it's worth, the ui tells me I currently have 14,136
songs by 858 artists, and everything is performing just great (with
most skins anyway). I know there are people on this list with much
larger collections than I have, so maybe one of them can give you a
better answer about the effects of larger collections.
I'm running Debian Linux (sarge/testing), with a 2.4 kernel on a
p3-700 with 1GB ram. Slightly beefier than your setup but I doubt
it'll matter, as cpu usage never goes above single digit percentage
even with multiple players running, unless I'm transcoding from other
formats, or just initiated a rescan of the music library.

I hope thats helpful.

-michael
--
"The most merciful thing in the world, I think,
is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents."
-H.P. Lovecraft

Tkil
2004-01-20, 16:05
>>>>> "David" == David Yaffe <skippy (AT) qlo (DOT) com> writes:

David> What is the practical upper limit of songs that the database
David> can handle?

David> For the record, I am using Debian Linux, kernel version 2.6.1,
David> on a p3-550, 512mb of ram.

Slimserver has been able to handle 30,000+ tracks (heavily tagged MP3s)
on these platforms:

Linux 2.4.recent on VIA C3 700MHz 256MiB
Linux 2.6.recent on Intel P4[HT] 3.0HGz 1GiB
Mac OSX 10.3.2 on PowerBook G4 1.0GHz 1GiB

The initial scan of the music directory takes a few minutes (less than
10), and the resulting memory footprint is anywhere from 70 to 120 MiB
(RSS usually stays around 70MiB).

For what it's worth, SlimServer is actually the first software I've
used that *could* handle my collection.

I saw some initial flakiness, but it seems to have been the hardware
(the C3). After dusting it out and reseating memory modules, it has
been much better -- but it *did* give me an excuse to buy a nice
pointy new server for home use. :)

t.

kdf
2004-01-20, 16:16
Quoting Tkil <tkil-slim (AT) scrye (DOT) com>:


> The initial scan of the music directory takes a few minutes (less than
> 10), and the resulting memory footprint is anywhere from 70 to 120 MiB
> (RSS usually stays around 70MiB).

Try using the MP3 Tag Database option in server settings-additional-performance
section. This is in the nightly builds and it should get your startup down to
seconds instead of minutes.

-kdf

Tahir
2004-01-21, 03:26
I've got 21,000 songs on a winXP server with only 256Mb ram, works fine.
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Subject: [slim] practical limit to the number of songs?


>>>>> "David" == David Yaffe <skippy (AT) qlo (DOT) com> writes:

David> What is the practical upper limit of songs that the database
David> can handle?

David> For the record, I am using Debian Linux, kernel version 2.6.1,
David> on a p3-550, 512mb of ram.

Slimserver has been able to handle 30,000+ tracks (heavily tagged MP3s)
on these platforms:

Linux 2.4.recent on VIA C3 700MHz 256MiB
Linux 2.6.recent on Intel P4[HT] 3.0HGz 1GiB
Mac OSX 10.3.2 on PowerBook G4 1.0GHz 1GiB

The initial scan of the music directory takes a few minutes (less than
10), and the resulting memory footprint is anywhere from 70 to 120 MiB
(RSS usually stays around 70MiB).

For what it's worth, SlimServer is actually the first software I've
used that *could* handle my collection.

I saw some initial flakiness, but it seems to have been the hardware
(the C3). After dusting it out and reseating memory modules, it has
been much better -- but it *did* give me an excuse to buy a nice
pointy new server for home use. :)

t.