[mythtv-users] Which filesystem deletes large files the fastest?

Ryan Steffes rbsteffes at gmail.com
Wed Oct 27 13:20:44 UTC 2004

On Tue, 26 Oct 2004 21:24:10 -0400, Brian Stults <bstults at crim.ufl.edu> wrote:
> Buchanan, Paul (West) wrote:
> >>Which FS deletes large files the fastest, without loosing too much
> >>when
> >>it crashes?
> >
> >
> >
> > Its probably a toss up between XFS and Reiser, depending on what benchmark you are looking at.  I am using XFS, and find that deletes take almost no time at all with 2-3 Gb files.
> >
> I used to use ReiserFS.  It was great for most things, but deleting
> files was particularly slow.  I switched to JFS (after reading the
> mythtv documentation - hint, hint) and it is much, much faster at deleting.
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Is there a good way to switch from ext3 to jfs?  Can someone point me
toward a howto, most of what I'm finding through Google seems to be up
to YEARS old.

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