[mythtv-users] Unstable system FC3 XFS

Nick knowledgejunkie at gmail.com
Thu Jun 30 17:24:10 UTC 2005

On 6/30/05, Thom Paine <painethom at gmail.com> wrote:
> I've been googling the archives looking for hints on why my newly
> rebuilt system seems so unstable.
> My hardware is:
> P4 2.8
> Intel 845 Mainboard
> 1G DDR Ram
> 160G IDE Hard Drive
> 1 PVR-350
> 1 PVR-250
> 1 Hauppauge DVB-S version 2.1 (not hooked to my FTA sat yet)
> The system is a combination frontend / backend system and I've rebuilt
> it several times now, trying to get it to run stable. I have a 12G /
> partition which is ext3, 1G swap, 100M /boot, and the rest is /video
> running XFS. I've read that XFS is b0rked with 4k stacks as opposed to
> the old 8k default. I use the PVR-350 output to hook up to the TV.
> Should I try setting this 8k blocks for XFS or should I reload and
> just use EXT3? What else is everyone doing for their systems?
> I'm considering putting in an Xbox for a front end, and leaving this
> machine as a master backend only. Any other suggestions?

If XFS is causing trouble (my main backend is running FC2, 4K stacks
and XFS for the mythtv video partition with no probs at all),
reformatting to JFS or Reiser may give you trouble free storage and
still provide better performance than EXT3.


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