I've found that with some DVB tuner drivers poll() returns when there
are only small (1-3) number of TS packets available to read(). This
results in high CPU usage of the TS buffer thread which is busy
reading small chunks of data in cTSBuffer::Action(). 2 out of 3 tuners
I tested were affected with this issue. Even with a "good" tuner TS
buffer thread CPU usage is up to 10% per HD stream on ARM Cortex-A7.
With the proposed patch it is below 1-2% on all ARM and x86_64
platforms I've tested. The delay value of 10 ms can be considered
#define DVR_BUFFER_SIZE (10*188*1024)
It will take a tuner to receive (10*188*1024)*8*(1000/10) / 1000000 =
1540 Mbit/s to overflow the device buffer within 10 ms interval. A
smaller delay is not enough for ARM. cDvbDevice has a ring buffer of
5MB which is larger.
This patch was made against VDR 2.3.1, but it can be applied to VDR
2.2.0 as well.
--- a/device.c 2015-09-18 01:04:12.000000000 +0300
+++ b/device.c 2016-03-10 03:38:50.078400715 +0300
@@ -1768,6 +1768,8 @@
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