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

jedi at mishnet.org jedi at mishnet.org
Thu Jan 24 14:56:30 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.

Been there. Tried that. It made me want to install something else. (jfs)

> Mike "a believer" Dean

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