[mythtv-users] Is XFS the best choice?

Robin Neatherway robthebob at gmail.com
Mon Feb 12 00:02:50 UTC 2007


On 2/11/07, Phill Edwards <philledwards at gmail.com> wrote:
> > My question is, Is XFS a good file system to use for Mythtv (or
> > anything?).
>
> I used to have system lockups and began to suspect XFS. I now run JFS
> and have no problems. _However_, I also upgraded the whole OS from FC3
> to FC5 so there's no proof that it was XFS. However, there is plenty
> of smoke about XFS - enough to steer clear of it, I think. JFS and
> EXT3 seem to be problem free.

I used to get kernel panics when trying to run NFS root file systems
for diskless machines off an XFS partition. When using XFS for Myth,
it is rock solid, however if I was starting from scratch I would
probably try JFS instead because of this. It's all anecdotal though to
be honest.

Robin


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