[mythtv-commits] Ticket #6726: Patch mythrename.pl to add '--hardlink' option

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Mon Mar 1 21:18:29 UTC 2010

#6726: Patch mythrename.pl to add '--hardlink' option
 Reporter:  scott@…                     |        Owner:  xris   
     Type:  patch                       |       Status:  closed 
 Priority:  minor                       |    Milestone:  unknown
Component:  Contributed Scripts & Apps  |      Version:  0.21   
 Severity:  low                         |   Resolution:  wontfix
  Mlocked:  0                           |  
Changes (by mdean):

  * status:  assigned => closed
  * resolution:  => wontfix


 Closing this as wontfix since the changes would add significant complexity
 to the use of the script--the hard link capability would not work on the
 majority of MythTV configurations, so users would be left wondering why it
 won't work.  See the thread at http://www.gossamer-
 threads.com/lists/mythtv/dev/388848#388848 for additional information.

 In summary:
  * hard links only work on the same file system as the original recording
 file (so the functionality would not work for systems with multiple file
  * when you delete the original recording the hard link would remain,
 leaving a multi-gigabyte file on the hard drive if "Delete files slowly"
 is disabled or a 4MiB or smaller stub if "Delete files slowly" is enabled
  * Setting up directory paths properly on the client and server allows
 symlinks to work with NFS
  * Setting up server-side symlink dereferencing in CIFS allows symlinks to
 work properly regardless of directory structure
  * The contrib/exports/mythfs.py script creates a FUSE-based file system
 view of recordings with user-readable file names, which can be used when
 symlinks aren't desired

Ticket URL: <http://svn.mythtv.org/trac/ticket/6726#comment:2>
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