[mythtv-users] Mythfilldatabase taking FOREVER

Jeff jffry at posteo.net
Tue Jun 14 16:49:40 UTC 2022

On 14/06/2022 18:27, Peter Bennett wrote:
> Does the disk thrash during the run? I found that mythfilldatabase took 
> a long time and there was considerable disk thrashing. My solution was 
> to add nobarrier in the fstab for the fie system that stores the mysql 
> database.
> UUID=f8877741-668e-462b-8315-613a44fc5698 /               ext4 
> nobarrier,errors=remount-ro  0       1
> If you have an SSD this is likely not applicable. In my case with a hard 
> drive this was a huge improvement.

This does carry a risk, though - if the HD loses power whilst writing, 
it seems data loss is much more likely than without nobarrier.


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