[mythtv-users] Is XFS the best choice?

Steven Adeff adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Sun Feb 18 17:30:01 UTC 2007

On 2/17/07, Daniel Kristjansson <danielk at cuymedia.net> wrote:
> On Mon, 2007-02-12 at 11:13 -0500, Steven Adeff wrote:
> > I have noticed lately though that fragmentation may be slowing the
> > whole thing down? I dunno, but it seems noticeably slower the last few
> > months for no apparent reason.
> 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.

yea, I used to run it, but it didn't seem to do much and seemed to
take a lot of resources during those two hours.

perhaps I'll begin running it again and see if that helps any.

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