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

Florin Andrei florin at andrei.myip.org
Wed Jan 23 19:47:06 UTC 2008

David Brodbeck wrote:
> 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.

Yes, deleting large files is painful with Ext3.

Florin Andrei


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