n00b OSX server question

Discussion in 'macOS' started by EvilC5, Oct 15, 2010.

  1. EvilC5 macrumors 6502a

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    So I bought a Mini server last week with the main goal of only holding all of my A/V media to stream to apple tv. probably overkill but when I was comparing, the server with more processor more ram, and more HD space seemed more appealing for the price than having to upgrade a regualr mini....until I got home and started setting it up.

    so after 1 reload because I probably messed up service permissions, I just went barebones on the 2nd try. I created a user account for itunes and movie transcodes.

    so the last few days I have taken a stack of my sons dvd's and started encoding them to ATV format, and noticed yesterday that it seemed really slow so I checked the usage monitor and it said it was at 100 percent CPU for user and 8 percent for system. is a users account provisioned CPU usage to keep the server stable for other users to access resources and if so, how can I reprovision it to give my single account more or even all of the CPU power?

    I have googled, mroogled, read thru my server book, and cant seem to find the answer....am I just going to have to live with it or am I missing something?
     
  2. coolbits macrumors member

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    I think everyone wants 200% or more from their CPU... :D
     
  3. EvilC5 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    lol...I just want to make sure that its getting all the resources it needs to accomplish the task....:D
     
  4. chrfr macrumors 603

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    That's not normal operation. What actual processes are using up all the CPU time?
     
  5. EvilC5 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    handbrake, itunes, and a safari window was all that was running.
     
  6. EvilC5 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    could the nice/renice unix command to add priority to handbrake and anything else that im running in an account other than root?
     
  7. EvilC5 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  8. chrfr macrumors 603

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    Ah OK now I understand. OS X Server does nothing inherently different than "client" OS X with the amount of CPU time available to a user logged in at the desktop. Depending on the tool you're using to view CPU usage, 100% may represent both processors being at maximum use.
     

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