[mythtv-users] Block size for ext3 partition

Marc drayson at net1plus.com
Sun Jan 20 14:32:57 UTC 2008

> -----Original Message-----
> From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org [mailto:mythtv-users-
> bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of William Munson
> Sent: Sunday, January 20, 2008 9:06 AM
> To: Discussion about mythtv
> Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Block size for ext3 partition
> Phill Edwards wrote:
> > In order to make it easier to install CentOS I am going to reformat
> my
> > JFS file system which stores my recordings to EXT3. It's a 320GB IDE
> > disk. The archives have lots of file system discussions but I can't
> > find anything which says what block size to format the EXT3 partition
> > with for storing large files like recordings. Can anybody advise?
> >
> > Regards,
> > Phill
> >
> My advise is to install a 2nd hard drive or partition your existing
> drive so that you can have a small ext3 drive/part for your OS and a
> (JFS is not recommended last time I heard) for your recordings. This
> provides the additional benefit of keeping your sql and OS activity
> separate from your recording activity.

XFS is a recommended file system for the media drive only.
Jarod's Fedora guide mentions he no longer uses it due to "stability issues
with using XFS (and JFS) on Fedora Core's stock kernels"
He describes the issues as, "stacking software RAID, LVM and XFS all
together, stack overflows tend to crop up." And the goes on to recommend it,
"But if you want the best in performance, you might try your hand with XFS"

It is your choice not ti use it but do not say it is not recommended.

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