[icecast] load average question

Michael Smith msmith at xiph.org
Fri Dec 5 07:34:53 UTC 2003

On Friday 05 December 2003 17:55, Adon Irani wrote:
>  i've been trying to research this online , but i haven't found anything
> too conclusive .
> i've got up to 4 ices (non-encoding) rebroadcasts going , and up to 2
> stream transcoders .
> my load averages around 2.xx ( haven't seen it over 3 yet )..
> does anyone know if this is too high ? , or if i should use a more
> powerful cpu ?

As a general rule, you don't want to set up a system with a load average of 
more than 1 (per cpu, so between 1 and 2 is ok for a dual cpu system).

ices (when not encoding) will use a negligible amount of cpu, so the problem 
is probably entirely the stream transcoders.


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