[mythtv-users] RAID 5 - weird disk errors with Myth

David Bennett davidbennett1979 at gmail.com
Sun Nov 20 18:00:53 EST 2005


Hello!

 After some kind help from people on the list, I managed to setup a
Raid-5 ReiserFS system for my /video directory. Although I had yet to
put in a 3rd drive (running in degraded mode for about 1 day just to
test it out) I had some strange problems.

Whenever two programs began at the same time, one of the programs
would record fine, and the other would not. MythWEB showed it as a
file size "B" and my backend log filled up with some kind of "catching
error" (sorry, it almost filled my root drive so I had to delete the
logs!)

I have a feeling that it had something to do with drive speed, but I
don't know much about anything. It was a software Raid so I suspect
that there is some kind of buffer/speed setting that I may have to
tweak.

Does anyone have any ideas?

I am running FC4, 2 SATA 250G WD Drives, Software Raid. (I believe
both drives are on a SATA expansion board because my motherboard slots
were already full.)

Thanks!
David


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