[vdr] making VDR ext4-ready

Tony Houghton h at realh.co.uk
Sun Jun 7 13:57:58 CEST 2009


On Sat, 6 Jun 2009 19:11:53 -0700
VDR User <user.vdr at gmail.com> wrote:

> Why not use the XFS filesystem?  Proven high performance with large
> files, perfect for an htpc.

That's what I thought, but I regret using it for my recordings partition
now:

  * The big performance advantage in deleting large files seems to have
    vanished, it now seems slower than ext3

  * The partition can't be shrunk

  * You're less likely to be able to recover data after partition
    corruption; I once lost an entire partition because its fsck
    couldn't make it usable again

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TH * http://www.realh.co.uk



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