[mythtv-users] nfs truncates mythvideo files

Matthew K. Lee fratlee at gmail.com
Sun Sep 24 00:28:22 UTC 2006

On 9/23/06, Jason S. Preston <acee2bee at gmail.com> wrote:
> to you,
> which version of nfs are you running.  i personally had a problem when
> using an older version, i believe nfs v2, as it limited file size to i want
> to say 2 gb or maybe it was just a gig.  however when running nfs v3, that
> limit was raised significantly, to a point that would most likely be
> unimportant right now.  and even larger in v4, think thats experimental now
> though.
> what i'm saying is that if you are using nfs 2, then it will only allow
> smaller file sizes to be written/read.  so it would essentially take your
> larger files and quit writing them at that limit.  i think at least.  my
> issue was when i was recording live tv to an nfs mount, it would stop a live
> show after writing a file that was at said limit.  personally running
> gentoo, and it was an option in the kernel setup to enable the various nfs
> versions.  simply changed to the newer version, and i could do all i wanted
> with giant files.
> hope that helps a little bit.
> regards,
> j preston

Thanks!  That just might be my issue.  I'll take a look at the nfs version
and give it another try.

(It looks like I may have missed the options in my Gentoo kernel config.
Recompiling now.)

Thanks again!

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