[mythtv-users] Storing recordings on network share

Gary Buhrmaster gary.buhrmaster at gmail.com
Sat Sep 24 18:02:55 UTC 2011

On Sat, Sep 24, 2011 at 10:37, belcampo <belcampo at zonnet.nl> wrote:
> If you use xfs with with allocsize=1024M, one can easy avoid most of the
> randomness of videofile-writes and thereby avoiding allmost if not all
> of the mentioned troubles.

Yes, and no.  Using any extent based file system will reduce the
file fragmentation (which is generally a good thing), and reduce
the ongoing allocation overheads (also a good thing).  But if you have
multiple files open for writing, you will still be seeking from one file
extent to another as each files chunks are written.  As always, your
particular usage and results will vary.

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