1st September 2006 at 6:34 pm #557jnkGuest
How big is firefly’s footprint? I’m considering setting it up on my file server, but I’ve got a pretty weak CPU. How much processing power does it need?1st September 2006 at 9:48 pm #6225rpeddeParticipant
How big is firefly’s footprint? I’m considering setting it up on my file server, but I’ve got a pretty weak CPU. How much processing power does it need?
I’m running it on a 133MHz Mips machine with 32Mb of RAM. (Linksys NSLU2). I’m guessing unless you have a *really* weak CPU, you’ll be fine.
— Ron1st September 2006 at 9:50 pm #6226[email protected]Participant
Not sure exactly how much processing power it takes but it can’t be much – Firefly runs happily on a Linksys NSLU2 – a tiny Linux-based network storage device.2nd September 2006 at 4:23 pm #6227jtbseParticipant
Some very unscientific measurements of the Firefly service using Sysinternals Process Explorer.
System – 1.3 GHz Pentium 4, Windows XP Pro, 640MB RAM
Firefly – svn-1372
Firefly scan config – scan type=2-Painfully Agressive; rescan interval=43200; Always Scan=yes
Footprint after server start: 30MB Virtual, 6.5MB Working Set
Footprint following full db scan and streaming tests: 40MB Virtual, 7MB Working Set
Footprint after 3 days of uptime: 56MB Virtual, 7MB Working Set
During Full Database Scan: 18-20%
Play AAC in iTunes (same computer): 0%
Play FLAC in iTunes (same computer): 1-3%
Play AAC on SoundBridge: 1%
Play FLAC on SoundBridge: 1-3%
The reason I love this server is that it’s footprint is so much smaller than others like iTunes or SlimServer!!!
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