[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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