[mythtv-users] Conventional Wisdom Watch
beww at beww.org
Wed Jan 18 22:36:23 UTC 2006
On Jan 18, 2006, at 2:39 PM, Yeechang Lee wrote:
> Michael Haan <michael.haan at gmail.com> says:
>> Ok, so I'm not sure what the consensus is. My distro is FC4,
>> kernel is
>> 2.6.14 from ATrpms. My main partition is ext3 everything else is on
>> ReiserFS/RAID device. So, is the suggestion for me to rebuild my
>> kernel, or
>> remake the RAID FS using XFS or JFS, or some combination of the two?
> Conventional Wisdom Watch (with apologies to Newsweek)
> Rebuild kernel <> Good: Old 8K stack option restores
> stability to
> multiple filesystem layers. Bad: You'd
> better know how to manually roll your own
> kernel or at the least edit and rebuild
> source RPMs.
> ReiserFS V Many people swear by it, but many others
> swear at it, especially when dealing with
> gigabyte-sized files of the kind MythTV
> produces. Why take the chance?
> XFS ^ Balanced read/write performance. But
> is it true that the kernel maintainers
> dislike it?
> JFS ^ Back by full faith and credit of one of the
> largest IT companies on Earth. Writes not quite
> as good as reads, though.
> Ext3 <> Reliable, rock-solid, battle-proven, and no
> hours-lonk fsck. But slow, slow, slow, slow.
> LVM2 ^ Flexibility makes extending or modifying
> partitions easy. But be prepared for the
> performance hit.
Remember, though, that the PC Jr., Microchannel Architecture and OS/2
were also "backed by the full faith and credit of one of the largest..."
Having said that, I run JFS on a software RAID0 and have no problems
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