[mythtv-users] EXT4 vs XFS

Richard Shaw hobbes1069 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 14 14:35:47 UTC 2011


On Mon, Nov 14, 2011 at 1:46 AM, Robert Verspuy <robert at exa-omicron.nl> wrote:
> Op 13-11-11 18:44, Andrew McCauley schreef:
>
> I am building a new myth be/fe today.  Has anyone seen any downsides to
> using XFS for the recording file system?
>
> I'm also replacing my current mythtv pc (be and fe for the last 2 years)
> with a new setup (separate be and fe).
> In the last 2 years I've used XFS on a LVM, spread over 2 x 1 TB disks.
> Total size of the /video partition is 1.6 TB.
> Because I'm recording IPTV from HD channels I have movies which create files
> in order of 15 - 20 GB.

Wouldn't it be better to format both disks XFS directly and skip the
LVM overhead? Then setup each as separate recording groups so the
backend will spread the load between them.

Richard


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