[mythtv-users] Recordings stay in database and on disk for some time after delete?
digitalaudiorock at gmail.com
Thu Feb 25 21:02:10 UTC 2010
On Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 3:52 PM, Vince Coen <vbcoen at btconnect.com> wrote:
> On Thursday 25 Feb 2010, Tom Dexter wrote:
>> On Sun, Feb 21, 2010 at 10:31 PM, Tom Dexter <digitalaudiorock at gmail.com>
>> Wow...I just deleted a bunch of shows (older episodes of The Dr. Oz
>> Show) and the same thing is happening. They disappear from the
>> recorded programs when you delete them (in either the frontend or
>> mythweb) but upon exiting and reentering the list they still show
>> until the slow delete is actually finished. I'm thinking about
>> converting by recordings drive to ext4 and bagging the slow deletes
>> once and for all, but I'd really like to know if this is how it works
>> Am I the only one seeing this happen?
> On my system I have configured the partition used to store recordings on to
> Deletes are very quick eg, seconds. Both ext3 & 4 are very slow to delete
> which is why a setting is available to set this on to minimise cpu cycles.
My understanding is that ext4 deletes large files very quickly. As I
noted previously however, this (I believe) would only apply to files
actually created after an ext3 file system is converted to ext4, as
the old files will not have extents.
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