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

Tim t.tait at comcast.net
Thu Oct 28 21:47:21 UTC 2004

Christopher Flynn wrote:

>I've been using XFS and I've been pretty happy with it. You also might
>want to search the archives because I remember reasing a comparison of
>different filesystems and how fast they were. I want to say Reiser was
>the fastest but was the slowest at deleting files. XFS seemed like a
>good decision after reading that article.
>On Tue, 26 Oct 2004 18:58:59 +0200, Asciimonster
><asciimonster at myrealbox.com> wrote:
>>I'm currently useing Reiser and store my recordings as mpeg2 (for easy
>>playback by PVR350 TV-Out). The .nuv usually have sizes varying between
>>1.5 and 4 Gb. I noticed it sometimes takes a really long time to delete
>>them. The disk writes sometimes interrupts the recoding/playbackestream too.
>>Which FS deletes large files the fastest, without loosing too much when
>>it crashes?
Good 'ol ext3 is actually very fast at large file deletes... I think 
bonnie++ tests even give it 1st place. As mentioned in a thread last 
week, SGI even notes in the white paper on XFS that its weak spot is 
large file deletion. I use it mostly because any of the live CD's I use 
support it, and not XFS,


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