[ardour-users] best file system for audio

Jan Depner eviltwin69 at cableone.net
Thu Jan 19 15:38:27 PST 2006

On Thu, 2006-01-19 at 11:57 -0600, Brett Clark wrote:
> Here is a link to a fs benchmark: http://linuxgazette.net/122/TWDT.html#piszcz
> According to this, ReiserFSv4 does a terrible job at large files (see the section on 'Create 1GB file' and 'Copy 1GB file').  Reiser took almost 50% longer to create a 1GB file, and 30% longer to copy than ext3.  ReiserFS v3 does a better job than v4 (the newer version has worse performance???), but is still slower than ext2 and ext3.

    These benchmarks are really not very indicative of disk performance
for audio.  The input source for the benchmark is much faster than
anything you're doing with audio.  You're also not doing any realtime
1GB copying.  In order to compare the file system types you need to run
audio applications and do the comparisons.  That said, I think Mark is
right, this is probably not going to be your bottleneck.

Jan 'Evil Twin' Depner
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