[mythtv-users] Fwd: Re: Is XFS the best choice?

Steve Hodge stevehodge at gmail.com
Tue Feb 13 01:32:11 UTC 2007

On 2/13/07, Rod Smith <mythtv at rodsbooks.com> wrote:
> On Monday 12 February 2007 18:15, Steve Hodge wrote:
> > On 2/13/07, Rod Smith <mythtv at rodsbooks.com> wrote:
> > > On Monday 12 February 2007 03:43, Jeremy Hunt wrote:
> > > > My Myth box using XFS
> > > > would crash constantly when recording 3 shows while watching a
> fourth,
> > > > basically heavy IO. After a bit of frustration I found the notes
> about
> > > > using 8k stack kernels when using XFS and made the switch.
> > >
> > > Would somebody mind providing a pointer to how to make this change?
> ...
> > In the kernel config, it should be under Kernel Hacking->Kernel
> > Debugging->Use 4Kb for kernel stacks instead of 8Kb.
> >
> > At least with my Gentoo 2.6.16-r7 kernel that's where it is.
> It must have moved or been removed. I've checked a 2.6.17 kernel (as
> delivered
> with Ubuntu, I believe) on a 32-bit system, a kernel on the same
> 32-bit system, and a kernel on a 64-bit system. None have
> anything
> resembling that option in that location. I can understand why I might have
> never seen it before, though; I seldom spend much time in the "Kernel
> hacking" area, and by the time I reach it in my pass through configuring a
> kernel, I'm pretty zoned from having read over so many options that don't
> apply to me! ;-)

It's still there in Gentoo 2.6.19-r5.

The 4K stack thing has been around for a while so it's possible that xfs has
been fixed by now. There used to be problems with the nVidia X driver as
well, and they've been fixed.

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