[mythtv-users] ext3 suitability (Was: Re: Block size for ext3 partition)
florin at andrei.myip.org
Wed Jan 23 19:47:06 UTC 2008
David Brodbeck wrote:
> Keith Pyle wrote:
>> My point is that while the choice of filesystem can be a factor, there
>> are many other aspects to performance and ext3 is not by itself a bad
>> choice in a well designed system.
> I think ext3's only flaw in this area, really, is that it blocks writes
> to the whole filesystem during deletes, which can take a considerable
> amount of time for large files. MythTV's slow delete functionality has
> fixed that for everything except transcoding, I think.
Yes, deleting large files is painful with Ext3.
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