[mythtv-users] NFS woes

Brett Kosinski fancypantalons at gmail.com
Wed Dec 6 21:10:19 UTC 2006

> > - Alternatively, is it possible to use ext3 with mythtv? what formatting
> > options do I use? What are the disadvantages?
> I am using EXT3 on LVM  over NFS with no problems.  My understanding is
> that it's not ideal for large deletes (and there may be other
> disadvantages) but it works fine for me.
> Have you tried /not/ NFS mounting your video directory?  My understanding
> is that Myth will try to stream using the Myth protocol if the file isn't
> available locally (someone, please jump on me with golf shoes if I'm wrong
> here.)

That's correct.  In fact, after having performance problems with NFS, rather
than trying to solve the issue, I just went back to streaming (in my case,
by moving the mountpoint to a different location). :)  As I understand it,
this probably results in suboptimal seek times, but everything works quite
well, otherwise.

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