[mythtv-users] optimal ext2fs formatting for recordings
starz909 at yahoo.com
Wed Sep 3 18:59:39 UTC 2008
> Jerome Yuzyk wrote:
> > I am about to add a 300G drive to my Myth box to hold
> my recordings. Is there
> > an optimal way to format this drive for large files?
> The whole drive will be
> > used for recordings (about 2.8G/hour for me) and the
> PNG thumbnails.
> I just went through the trouble of converting all my mythtv
> from ext3 to xfs. The journaling on ext3 was nice, but it
> really made
> the system slow. If I tried more than two different
> activities I would
> get the prebuffering pauses and related I/O problems.
> After xfs, no
> problems at all.
Just to note, xfs also uses journaling, and if you decide to use xfs, here are two sites that I've found useful - the second one even deals with optimizing xfs, just know that each person's experiences will differ with different optimizations.
More information about the mythtv-users