[mythtv-users] ext3 suitability (Was: Re: Block size for ext3 partition)

David Brodbeck gull at gull.us
Wed Jan 23 05:08:57 UTC 2008

Keith Pyle wrote:
> My point is that while the choice of filesystem can be a factor, there 
> are many other aspects to performance and ext3 is not by itself a bad 
> choice in a well designed system.

I think ext3's only flaw in this area, really, is that it blocks writes
to the whole filesystem during deletes, which can take a considerable
amount of time for large files.  MythTV's slow delete functionality has
fixed that for everything except transcoding, I think.

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