[nSLUG] Re: Followup Re: X freeze etc. Thanks all.

Gerard MacNeil aa030 at chebucto.ns.ca
Sat Jun 11 17:00:42 ADT 2005


On Sat, 2005-06-11 at 03:59 -0300, Mike Spencer wrote:
> Worked but there were way too many dropped frames.  This is better:
> 
>    Connect webcam to grody
>    Mount grody:/tmp/cam on bogus
>    Run motion on grody, writing to /tmp/cam
>    Run a script on bogus that loops through:
>        foreach grody:/tmp/cam/*.jpg
>           copy the file to bogus:/tmp/incoming
>           delete successfully copied file from grody
>        sleep for a while
> 
> which works much better because the motion app itself doesn't have a
> bottleneck waiting for writes across the wireless link to bogus.
> 
> I get fewer dropped frames

What if you made grody:/tmp/cam a RAM drive?

Gerard



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