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

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Thu Jan 24 02:42:37 UTC 2008

On 01/23/2008 02:47 PM, Florin Andrei wrote:
> 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.

Deleting large recordings with ext3 is warm and cuddly--when using
Myth's slow deletes.

Mike "a believer" Dean

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