[mythtv-users] Is XFS the best choice?

Carl Fongheiser carlfongheiser at gmail.com
Sat Feb 17 14:48:03 UTC 2007

On 2/17/07, Daniel Kristjansson <danielk at cuymedia.net> wrote:
> There is a defragmentation tool for XFS. I forget the name of
> it at the moment, but it runs for two hours when started and
> is suitable for putting in cron as part of nightly maintenance.
> XFS tries hard not to fragment files, this is in fact part of
> the reason for the zeroed files on crashes. But if the disk
> gets near full the files must by necessity be put down in a
> fragmented manner.

The tool is called xfs_fsr (file system reorganizer).

I haven't noticed much difference after I've run it, though.

Carl Fongheiser
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