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