[mythtv-users] Is XFS the best choice?

Vincent Jorrand vjorrand at yahoo.com
Mon Feb 12 18:03:20 UTC 2007

I have been using JFS on a logical volume spanning 3 disks in a x86_64 system for the past 15 months and have never had any problem.
This filesystem is where my mythtv recordings are stored.


----- Original Message ----
From: Rod Smith <mythtv at rodsbooks.com>
To: Discussion about mythtv <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
Sent: Monday, February 12, 2007 12:49:56 PM
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Is XFS the best choice?

On Sunday 11 February 2007 14:16, Brad DerManouelian wrote:
> On Feb 11, 2007, at 11:06 AM, Jim - MythTV wrote:
> >
> > I think there was something else causing your wows with the hangs.
> > I have
> > been extremely happy with JFS
> Are you using an AMD 64 with x86_64?

This is an extremely important issue that's being overlooked by many posters. 
I have no recent experience with JFS on x86-64, but two years ago it was 
extremely unreliable (to the point of unusability) on that platform, although 
it was good enough for at least casual tests on 32-bit x86 systems (for 
non-Myth purposes, anyhow). My point isn't that JFS is currently unreliable 
on x86-64, just that filesystems (and other kernel features and programs) do 
vary significantly in reliability and functionality from one platform to 
another. When discussing filesystems, IMHO it's imperative that the platform 
be mentioned, otherwise the information is next to useless.

Rod Smith
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