[ardour-users] best file system for audio

Jason Russler jason.russler at gmail.com
Thu Jan 19 09:38:40 PST 2006

I really doubt reiserfs is a good choice.  It may even be bad.  It's
good at handling large numbers of small files efficiently but not very
good larger file I/O - in fact, I recently saw some benchmarks that
indicate that it's pretty bad at it.  ext3 should be fine for most
situations - I use an xfs because it handles very large files quite
well (I do some video stuff as well as audio) and it makes me feel
cool - SGI nostalgia and all that....
Reiserfs fanboys tend to say reiserfs it's good for everything. :O)

On 1/19/06, Ruben Lopez <rl1205 at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> I have been doing a bit of research for setting up my Linux DAW and I
> found some documentation that indicates that reiserfs is the better file
> system to use for audio, so I am wondering what fs you guys are using,
> and what have been your experiences. Thanks.
> Ruben
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