[mythtv-users] zfs-fuse anyone?

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Thu Dec 9 14:56:57 UTC 2010

On Thu, Dec 9, 2010 at 7:42 AM, Stefan G. Weichinger <lists at xunil.at> wrote:
> Does anyone of you run zfs-fuse (on linux. Not ZFS on solaris or so) for
> mythtv-storage?
> I consider doing so soon ... and would like to hear any experience if
> available.

I have been using it on a test box for 8 months now. Although it may
work in mythtv I would not recommend this. The reason is when building
my own customized distribution using a tool called metro.


the zfs-fuse filesystem crashes 100% of the time during the distro
generation if the source and destination of my distro build are both
the same zfs filesystem. It seems that writing and reading 1000s of
files simultaneously causes this problem. This works fine however if
only 1 is zfs so I moved my /var/tmp to btrfs temporarily. Although
mythtv never uses thousands of small files I am worried there are
other bugs like this.


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