[mythtv] [offtopic] FileSystem to use for Myth
renchi at pooh.tam.uiuc.edu
Mon Sep 15 17:19:04 EDT 2003
On Mon, 15 Sep 2003, Ben Bucksch wrote:
> > filesystem was not shut down properly (hard crash, power off without
> > shutdown etc.).
> These were only (some of) the files written in the (30?) seconds before
> the crash, so I guess XFS just doesn't play very well with write caches
> and crashes.
from the gentoo install docs:
XFS is a filesystem with metadata journaling that is fully supported under
Gentoo Linux's xfs-sources kernel. It comes with a robust feature-set and
is optimized for scalability. We only recommend using this filesystem on
Linux systems with high-end SCSI and/or fibre channel storage and a
uninterruptible power supply. Because XFS aggressively caches in-transit
data in RAM, improperly designed programs (those that don't take proper
precautions when writing files to disk and there are quite a few of them)
can lose a good deal of data if the system goes down unexpectedly.
btw, sun's cobalt servers use xfs:
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