Yesterday I gave FileRun a go on an Odroid XU4 single board computer. Performance was quite nice and I like were FileRun is going (even though there are a lot of rough edges). The main problem arises when using ImageMagick in combination with high resolution (30+ megapixel) files. Since this SBC has 8 CPU cores, FileRun opens 8 instances of ImageMagick. As a result these eat all of the available 2GB of RAM and most instances will not finish their processing due to running out of RAM. The only way to have the thumbnails generated is by refreshing the page many times. I can’t find any way to limit the maximum number of ImageMagick instances.
Also some options are quite confusing/somewhat undefined. When configuring a limitation like e.g. maximum file sizes. Don’t ask something along the lines of ‘Maximum file size’ but ‘Maximum file size in MBs’ or something similar. Now it’s trial and error to find out what exactly a setting does. I’ve bumped into a few of such cases yesterday and that’s a shame since such details can strongly influence the first impression people get from FileRun.
I’ve uninstalled FileRun again for now, but will definitely give it a new try if there is a way to define the maximum amount of ImageMagick instances that get opened at the same time..... since there is something I like very very much about FileRun :)
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