[vdr] [Fwd: Re: let vdr ignore non vdr directories ?]

Klaus Schmidinger Klaus.Schmidinger at cadsoft.de
Mon Apr 20 11:02:07 CEST 2009


On 04/20/09 10:56, Peter Dittmann wrote:
> vdr-bounces at linuxtv.org schrieb am 15.04.2009 08:41:02:
> 
>>> vdr is not deleting files it does not know. Its only deleting empty 
>>> directories in its video directories.
>> From the VDR/INSTALL file:
>>
>>   Note that you should not copy any non-VDR files into the /videoX 
>> directories,
>>   since this might cause a lot of unnecessary disk access when VDR 
>> cleans up those
>>   directories and there is a large number of files and/or subdirectories 
> in
>>   there.
>>
>> The video directory is VDR's own space, there shall be nothing else
>> in there. If the user puts anything non-VDR related into it (even by
>> mistake), it's their fault.
>>
>> Klaus
> 
> A pretty much simplified approach ;-)
> 
> A simple use case:
> * standalone settop box with VDR and DVD recording capability
> * OS gets a seperate small partition
> * /videoX get the big rest
> 
> Now install the usual suspects:
> vdr-burn or vdrconvert
> 
> They need a lot of temporary space.
> So there are two options:
> * blocking ++20GB just for temporary files for burning and greating a 
> seperate partition
> * put the temp files for burning in /videoX  ;-)
> 
> The second approach is the most usefull assuming a typical 100..200GB HD.
> Hence the INSTALL file is a lame excuse.
> We should find a good aproach to solve this even when a single disc space 
> is used.
> Don't forget, the majority of users will never use RAID, LVM and similar 
> advanced concepts.
> Better focus on KISS.

Believe me, dedicating the video directory to VDR and VDR alone *is* KISS ;-)

Why not put the video directory one level down?
Like

/vdr/videoX

and put the other stuff into /vdr, or, even better, into /vdr/other-stuff?

Klaus



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