[mythtv-users] Changing filesystems?
alden at math.ohio-state.edu
Sat Feb 7 15:58:16 EST 2004
Sorry -- I just reread this and realized that I wrote "XFS". I'm actually running
JFS, not XFS. I was considering both, but the in the end I decided to go with JFS
since it comes with Fedora.
On Thu, Feb 05, 2004 at 08:10:54AM -0800, Jeff wrote:
> Quoting Dave Alden <alden at math.ohio-state.edu>:
> > Hi,
> > On Thu, Feb 05, 2004 at 12:04:53AM -0800, Jarod C. Wilson wrote:
> > > On Feb 4, 2004, at 20:56, Jeff wrote:
> > >
> > > >Got a question hopefully someone can answer. Since upgrading to 14,
> > > >it seems
> > > >that whenever I delete a recording it takes *FOREVER* to delete it and
> > > >come
> > > >back to the UI. This seems to be especially bad when the backend is
> > > >recording
> > > >and commflag'ing at the same time as the delete.
> > > >
> > > >I've got reiserfs on my LVM where I store my recordings and I'm
> > > >assuming that
> > > >all that time to delete is because of the huge number of inodes used
> > > >for big
> > > >files.
> > > >
> > > >Other particulars: there are two drives, 60G and 120G of which the LVM
> > > >has
> > > >space on both; both are on one IDE channel (probably a bad thing); and
> > > >the
> > > >journaling (or something) seems to be just eating up available space.
> > > >
> > > >The question is: how can I change the reiserfs to a ext3 fs to take
> > > >advantage
> > > >of the largefile inode support or will this make any difference at all.
> > >
> > > Ack. Most people have said that Reiser performs better than ext3 for
> > > Myth, so I don't know that I'd recommend going that route. I've had
> > > excellent results with XFS myself though.
> > I used to run with ReiserFS, but I had the same problem -- deleteing a
> > large file took several seconds. I recently switched over to XFS and
> > have been very happy with it. Note that there is no easy way to switch
> > filesystems -- you basically need to backup the data, reformat and then
> > restore the data.
> > ...dave
> Jarod & Dave
> Thanks for the replies - sadly that was the answer I suspected. Perhaps an
> ignorant question but can LVM use XFS as the file system? I really like the
> ability to add on space easily.
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