[mythtv-users] Fragmentation On Recording Disk?
gull at gull.us
Sun Apr 8 01:21:22 UTC 2007
jason maxwell wrote:
> Actually, it appears that linux filesystems have been designed to
> minimize fragmentation to begin with. Here's a good, simplified
> explanation of how it works:
> I need to learn to search before announcing my ignorance.
Yes, but note this phrase from that article:
"Fragmentation thus only becomes an issue on Linux when a disk is so
full that there just aren't any gaps a large file can be put into
without splitting it up. So long as the disk is less than about 80%
full, this is unlikely to happen."
Most MythTV users keep their disks pretty full. On a 200 GB video
drive, keeping it less than 80% full would mean wasting 40 gigabytes, or
nearly a day's worth of recordings at the rate my system uses. So, we
let the disk get nearly full and stay there, and the filesystem fragments.
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