[mythtv-users] mythtv-OT list

David Brodbeck gull at gull.us
Tue Jun 26 17:20:24 UTC 2007

On Jun 25, 2007, at 5:49 PM, Brian J. Murrell wrote:
>> Once running, many users will want to optimize.  When I add disk
>> capacity, does it make sense to implement LVM?  Should I set up a
>> dedicated server using NFS?
> All questions that can be on a myth-OT list.  None of those are  
> directly
> related to Myth.  They are general Linux configuration tasks and if
> people want to help with that on myth-OT, then all the better.  If  
> help
> is not available there, as I have said, all of those items have their
> own venues with their experts.

Actually, I somewhat disagree.  MythTV puts unusual loads on  
filesystems and has unique requirements.  I've had to abandon some  
conventional wisdom I held about Linux filesystems when setting up  
Myth systems.

For example, I *never* had to defragment an XFS partition until I  
started using it as a Myth video store.  Most experts will tell you,  
out of hand, that Linux filesystems never need defragmenting!  In  
normal use, that's true, but MythTV isn't normal use.

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