[mythtv-users] Block size for ext3 partition

jedi at mishnet.org jedi at mishnet.org
Tue Jan 22 22:33:11 UTC 2008

> On Jan 20, 2008, at 7:46 AM, Kevin Kuphal wrote:
>> On Jan 20, 2008 8:06 AM, William Munson <w.munson at comcast.net> wrote:
>> 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?
>> Just a note, I've been using JFS for a *long* time without issues.

I will second this.

EXT3 was painful. Running JFS has been much better for my recordings drive.

>> Last I heard though XFS had issues when the drives got full and Myth
>> usually runs in a disk full scenario...
> The only issue I had with full drives was fragmentation.  Setting
> allocsize=512m in the mount options fixed it.
> There are known issues with XFS in kernels with 4K stacks. The problem
> crops up when you stack up too many filesystem layers, so it usually
> shows up in LVM+RAID+XFS setups.  In theory this is fixable, but I
> don't know if anyone's fixed it.
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