[mythtv-users] Best Filesystem Type?

David Campbell dave at cpfc.org
Wed Apr 11 08:36:03 UTC 2007

Phill Edwards wrote:
>>     Interesting comment on XFS.  I am getting a fair number of backend
>> crashes ~2-3 per week.
>>     I use XFS for the recording volume and Ext3 for everything else.
>>     Do you know if XFS is still a possible cause of instability if only used
>> for recordings?
> I don't think it's a proven, hard fact type of thing. I got suspicious
> that it was XFS causing my lockups where the system just froze,
> wouldn't respond to the remote/keyboard/SSH etc. I found newgroup
> postings from others who were reporting similar problems with XFS. I
> upgraded to FC5 and chose JFS as the file system on the new install
> rather than XFS and now no more lockups. However - that could be
> because of the FC5 upgrade, so I don't treat this as proof. I think
> the only way you can find out is to change hrte file system type, but
> that of course means losing all your recordings, unless you can back
> them up somewhere.

The biggest problem with XFS is that there are so few people who 
actually understand it at the Kernel level compared to EXT3/4


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