[mythtv-users] Most Reliable FS. XFS maybe causing crash

Mark mark at ripitup.ca
Fri Sep 15 19:26:50 UTC 2006

On Friday 15 September 2006 13:24, Yan Seiner wrote:
> Mark wrote:
> > Anyway, I am going to move of XFS.
> > Question, is ext3 the MOST reliable ( but performant enough ) FS to go
> > with? Reliability at this point is pretty critical so....
> > I was using XFS on Jerods guide recommend but JFS may also be an option
> > but I know little about it.
> I had a terrible XFS crash early on with myth.  Basically the FS
> collapsed without warning, losing all data on a 500 GB RAID and locking
> up the server.
> I've replaced it with JFS and have had no problems since.
> I run jfs on a RAID-5 and ext3 on RAID-5.  I'd recommend both/either.
> The performance of JFS is OK; I've not noticed any performance
> problems.  Mostly my backend is CPU and memory bound.
> --Yan
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How did you know it was XFS that killed it?  My server locks too but no log 
data to diagnose with.

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