[mythtv-users] mythtv + nfs = bad?
gbr at majentis.com
Thu May 7 01:34:02 UTC 2009
I was using NFS v3, and had issues as well. Now I use Samba Server and cifs mount the filesystems. All is well.
----- "Brian Wood" <beww at beww.org> wrote:
> On Wednesday 06 May 2009 13:51:20 James Oltman wrote:
> > My NFS problems were a little more bizarre. I even asked about it on this
> > mailing list, but no one got back to me. I don't remember what kernel this
> > was with, but here's the issue as it stands.
> > I was NFS mounting my backend videos/music/pictures folders to my frontend.
> > The videos folder has several ISO files (made from DVDs I own). They are
> > mostly all above 4GBs. I would be watching a movie and then it would stop
> > randomly in the middle of the movie (or about 3/4 through). I looked at
> > file size on the FE compared to the BE and saw that the file sizes were
> > different. I couldn't figure out what the deal was. I finally moved to
> > CIFS and am not having any more issues. I'd like to go back to NFS, but if
> > there are still issues, I don't want to deal with them. Any ideas?
> What version of NFS?
> I think NFS v.2 (client side) has a 2GB file size limit, which means it can
> only look at the first 2GB of a file that's larger than 2GB.
> Version 3 supports larger files, but obviously it depends on the filesystem on
> the server side, if it were FAT, for example, a 4.7GB file would be a
> There is also a limit on the size of a transfer "on the wire", which depends
> on whether TCP or UDP is used, and the particular implementation.
> Large files and NFS can be problematical, make sure you understand any limits
> of your server and client NFS versions, as well as the filesystem in use.
> Google "nfs file size limits" for more information.
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