[ardour-users] best file system for audio

Peter Lutek plutek at infinity.net
Thu Jan 19 10:06:43 PST 2006

Jason Russler wrote:

>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)
i use xfs as well, but ext3 has worked fine for me too. it's not 
uncommon for me to be dealing with audio files in the 6-8Gb range, so i 
like the reported better handling of large files.


>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.

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