[mythtv-users] Auto-expire extra space setting and slow deletes

Paul Gillingham paulgillingham at gmail.com
Thu Apr 2 14:03:08 UTC 2009

2009/4/2 Brian Wood <beww at beww.org>

> On Thursday 02 April 2009 07:33:38 Tom Dexter wrote:
> > I'm trying to get an idea of what extra space setting I should use
> > that, in theory, would allow a "full" system to continue without
> > problems. I guess part of that depends on the actual speed of slow
> > deletes.  I don't believe I've ever read exactly what that is, if
> > someone knows offhand.
> I think the answer is zero. A Myth system should expire programs properly
> in
> order to make room for what it needs.
> I think the free space option is for folks who need a certain amount of
> free
> space for reasons other than the MythTV system using that partition.
> I could be wrong, but that's how I understand it. If I'm wrong I'd
> obviously
> like to know about it.
> Windows users seem to always want to have large amounts of free space on
> their
> drives, for some reason, probably the fact that Windows will run slow(er)
> if
> the drives start to get full.
> I figure I bought that drive space to be used, not to sit there doing
> nothing.
> The same applies to RAM.
> --
> beww
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I don't know about the actual performance impact, but my XFS filesystem has
a tendency to get much more fragmented as the available disk space
approaches zero...
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