[mythtv-users] EXT4 vs XFS
ajmccauley at gmail.com
Sun Nov 13 17:44:56 UTC 2011
> >>> I've tried JFS, ext3, ext4, and xfs for my recordings partitions,
> >>> and xfs always wins, big time.
> >> How can a filesystem wins "big time" over another when it comes to
> >> recordings...
> >> And one that require manual checking at that...
> >> I would assume that really, for mythtv use at the end of the day, it
> >> doesn't matter much...
> > Yup, back before ext4 was available and ext3 had an issue with slow
> > deletes I used xfs. Ever since ext4 was considered stable I've been
> > using it with zero issues.
> > Richard
> I switched to XFS yesterday, and I will say one thing I noticed
> The 5 - 10 second pause I have come to live with when Live TV crosses from
> one program to another (i.e. Watching NFL Today from 12 - 1. At 1 when
> switches to the NFL Game, there's a 5 - 10 second "freeze" while Myth ends
> using the first file and starts up the next one) is reduced to a 1/2
I am building a new myth be/fe today. Has anyone seen any downsides to
using XFS for the recording file system?
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