[mythtv] File Size Limitations
eric at cisu.net
Sat Aug 2 13:36:19 EDT 2003
On Friday 01 August 2003 11:24 pm, Eric wrote:
> I spent a while figuring out why my mythbackend suddenly gave out on me
> after 10 minutes and it was hitting file size limitations. I am using
> kernel 2.4.21 and FAT32 to store file. I know its a bad choice for this but
> its a general purpose storage disk that WinXP must get along with. Anyways,
> I have some suggestions on this subject:
> 1) Handle filesize limitations gracefully. Mythbackend quit very suddenly
> hanging frontend when 2GB hit- automotically split files when it reaches
> the FS limit instead of aborting.
> 2) Gently remind people of some common limitations of filesystems so they
> (like me) don't make silly mistakes. A table in the FAQ/Docs would be nice.
> I am aware of FS limitations but am kinda sketchy on what FS/Kernels
> support what. It's easy enough to figure out, but a table would speed
> things up and (again) prevent me and others from doing stupid things.
> 3) Maybe some sort of autodetection. File splitting and max file sizes
> could be autodetected and hard set so mythbackend doesnt quit suddenly.
> Also User configuration of file size handling. I know there is a live
> buffer setting....but more options for file size handling. There could be
> an option for MAX buffer size and SPLIT file size. For example it could use
> 10GB but split at 2GB giving you 5 buffer files.
> I hope this helps development..as the FS limit is kinda frustrating me.
> It's kinda late so if this post confuses anyone or they want me to explain
> just cc me.
> Eric Bambach
> Eric (at) CISU (dot) net
Thanks for all the personal replies.I don't need more suggestions on how to
fix my personal problem though. Maybe my suggestions can goto use to making
MythTV a little more graceful and robust in handling errors and configure
options. Thanks for a WONDERFUL product and I hope my input helps.
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