Hi there. This is my first post here. I've been learning so much about Linux since getting the Pi, and so far it's been a great experience.
My current project is to get my Pi to automatically mount an NTFS HDD at boot (success!) and run a chron job to use lftp to mirror a directory on my ftp server (partially working) and serve it up over SAMBA (also working!)
However, I'm having some performance issues that I'm trying to resolve. After a few hours my Pi seems to drop off the network; I assume it's overheating or something. In trying to figure out what I could do to stop this, I took a look in "top" while lftp was running and I saw this:
It looks like mount.ntfs-3g is taking up more than half of the cpu cycles. Is this typical on the Pi?
Any recommendations on how i could slim things down a bit? I would like this to run continually, updating the mirror about once an hour and serving it up over SAMBA, but it's not much good if it overheats (if that is what is happening) after a few hours.
If it's relevant, it's a 256MB Model B powered via a powered USB hub, as is the USB HDD, and connected over Ethernet. There are no other peripherals attached. I am running Raspbian, the latest version (wheezy I think?)