[mythtv-users] ext3fs for recordings file system when using slow deletes

Rudy Zijlstra mythtv at edsons.demon.nl
Sun Aug 27 14:05:26 UTC 2006

Cameron Watt wrote:

>     I'd be interested in the answer to this too as I keep getting system
>     lock ups. I hadn't realised it could be due to using the xfs file
>     system. Did you get an answer?
> No definitive answer. But I have been lurking on the mailing list for 
> a while now, there seems to have been a few people with "odd" lockup 
> issues and the ones I have seen have been uising xfs and/or lvm. 
> Nothing more scientific than that. Can't hurt to use ext3 if 
> performance is OK with the incremental deletes as I have 3 DVB-T cards 
> that are often recording simultaneously while watching a previous 
> recording. As I have bought a new 320G drive (i already have 2x250G 
> drives) I think I will just go with ext3 and see how I go.
> Like a couple of others having issues I found that deleting a lot of 
> "filler" recordings helped with the situation, maximising free space. 
> At the moment I have limited the recording schedule and try to watch 
> recordings as soon as possible, then delete the recordings.
> Cheers.

I'm using XFS over SW raid5 (> 1Tb), and have no problems. total of 6 
tuners (4 analog, 2 DVB-S) with multiple FE, and no problems.



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