[mythtv-users] Planning Tuners and Disk I/O for a MythTVBackend System

Raymond Wagner raymond at wagnerrp.com
Tue Feb 9 07:21:51 UTC 2010

On 2/9/2010 02:16, MythTV wrote:
> Opinions vary on this topic, but on a single disk, breaking it into
> multiple
> partitions increases seek time significantly.
> For example, /dev/sdb2 = livetv and /dev/sdb3 = recordings..
> If you watch live tv WHILE recording, the disk head will need to seek
> from
> one extreme to another.

That makes absolutely no sense.  The disk doesn't care how your 
partitions are set up.  It's going to have to seek from one file to the 
other regardless.

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