[mythtv] [mythtv-commits] mythtv commit: r23435 - in trunk/mythtv by mdean

Daniel Kristjansson danielk at cuymedia.net
Tue Feb 2 14:13:28 UTC 2010

On Tue, 2010-02-02 at 08:45 +0000, Simon Kenyon wrote:
> On 02/02/2010 04:07, mythtv at cvs.mythtv.org wrote:

> i was wondering if slowly deleting a file was a good idea?
> i'm thinking of the situation of another recording being in progress?
> depending on the file system being used, the end result could be a lot 
> of disk fragmentation

The way to avoid that is to set the reserved size to a larger value. By
default it is 1GB, but if you want to use ext3 or another file system
which requires slow deletes you should set it at 20-30 GB. XFS is still
the best choice for MythTV media storage as it is fast, doesn't require
slow deletes and has an online defragmenter you can run nightly. VFS
is still good, and when properly configured, so is ext4.

-- Daniel

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