[mythtv-users] Disk space is not freed from deleted recording until mythbackend exits

Joe Ripley vitaminjoe at gmail.com
Wed Aug 16 14:53:25 UTC 2006


Have you tried syncing your disks?  Try deleting a recording from the
frontend and then issuing a 'sync' command.  This should commit any buffered
disk activity to the hard drives.

You can also try adding the 'sync' option to your fstab file for your myth
partition.  That way Linux will mount the drive and perform synchronous I/O
whenever changes are made (i.e. changes are committed immediately).  Running
with 'sync' may degrade HD performance, depending on how much I/O takes
place on that disk.  But it might be worth a try.  (Note: a reboot or
re-mount of the partition will be necessary for this to take effect).

- Joe

On 8/15/06, Jim O'Neill <oneillji at gmail.com> wrote:
> I've been having a problem for about two to three weeks now where the
> space from a recording manually deleted from within mythfrontend is not
> returned to the system until i exit mythbackend.  It was working prior
> to this.   The recording appears to be deleted according to mythfrontend
> and the file system but myth and df do not show the space being
> returned.  The file system is used by mythtv alone and only for
> recordings.  As a test i have deleted a recording from konqueror and
> space is returned after a few moments without exiting konqueror but i
> have no clue as to whether this test has any validity.
> I've found one thread on the list mentioning similar symptoms but in
> that case having mythbackend and mythfrontend running on different boxes
> was determined to be a contributing factor and i'm running both on the
> same box.
> I'd appreciate any insight anyone can share that may lead to a solution.
> Thanks
> Jim
> ------------------------------------
> LVM with reiserfs.  reiserfsck reports no problems.
> mythbackend --version
> Library API version: 0.19.20060708-1
> Source code version: 10761M
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