Re: [Rhythmbox-devel] song import

Thanks for the -d flag Christophe.  Like Jonas I thought I had observed
a bad regression in song-import performance.  I now think I have a clue
about what was happening in my case.

By way of background, I have approximately 18Gb of .ogg files on a
server which I access from many computers in my home -- among them a
laptop on a slow wireless network.

In the past, I have frequently had to re-read the library from the
laptop, because if I start Rhythmbox when the server is, for some
reason, not visible, Rhythmbox purges the songs from its records.
Reading the library used to take a while, but usually well below 1

Last week I noticed that this was taking a lot longer. I let the laptop
run overnight (ca. 10 hours).  In the morning the CPU meter was still 
pegged so I killed it.

I ran with -d and I noticed that Rhythmbox got hung up on an xmms
playlist file which was sitting among the .ogg files.  I removed the
xmms file and the library now loads in 15 minutes.

Some closing observations:

 o  The .xmms file has been there for a very long time.  It may 
    contain some nonsense, but it has not bothered Rhythmbox before.
    It is very possible that the .xmms was written by a client which
    mounted the server disk differently and the .xmms may have
    contained bad paths to the songs.

 o  Although I stay current with debian/unstable, I can not give good
    information about when the new behavior started.

 o  If anything, Rhythmbox now imports my songs *faster* than it did
    before.  Perhaps the rogue .xmms file was slowing it down slightly.

Hope this helps.


On Sat, 2004-11-27 at 15:47 +0100, Christophe Fergeau wrote:
> Le samedi 27 novembre 2004 à 16:40 +0100, Jonas Bernoulli a écrit :
> > hello
> > 
> > importing songs takes very long in rhythmbox. also i have noted that all 
> > songs endup with three stars after the import.
> > 
> > unfortunately i did not find this behaviour documented anywhere.
> > 
> > (i should not that i wasn't able to use the help within the program, but 
> > think that this documentation should be available over your webpage also)
> > 
> > well anyway, what does rhytmbox do with the songs? 
> What do you mean exactly? Do you mean « What does it do that takes such
> a long time when importing songs »? If that is your question, using
> rhythmbox -d should help to find out which songs are taking along time
> to import. Upgrading to gst-plugins 0.8.6 may help too. What do you mean
> by "a long time" btw (in terms of number of songs and time taken)?
> Cheers,
> Christophe
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