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Subject: Re: How to fix high disk usage caused by theme

Re: How to fix high disk usage caused by theme

From: David Hall <>
Date: Sun, 06 Jan 2008 11:40:57 -0500

Florian Schmitz wrote:
> So, if rockbox is entirely in charge of fetching the album art,
> shouldn't it make sure that playback is never interrupted during the
> process (so AA always has a lower priority)?

It appears to me you are drawing conclusions from a faulty premise.
In your first post you said:

> "it became apparent, that the theme I used ("Slant") caused high disk
> usage - probably for the album art - and switching to a different
> theme which also supports AA ("cabbie" in my case) resolved the
> problem."

Which goes to show that Album Art in and of itself is not the cause of
the problem.
Next you speculated:

> "As it seems, cabbie does not consider parent directories' album art,
> while slant does."

Which is the theory I just debunked.

My point being - I can not explain why Slant would cause high disk usage
while Cabbie doesn't, but I can say that you are chasing the wrong issue
if you believe it is because of the difference in the way they handle
Album Art.

Personally, I think you need to start over and retest - I suspect there
was a hidden variable in your first tests (Slant vs Cabbie) you so far
have not discovered - and that this unknown variable is what is
responsible for your disk usage and lagging.
Received on 2008-01-06

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