[ardour-users] best file system for audio

Ross Vandegrift ross at lug.udel.edu
Fri Jan 20 09:23:08 PST 2006

On Thu, Jan 19, 2006 at 05:16:07PM -0800, Ruben Lopez wrote:
> That's good to know. Not being too familiar with Linux file systems, I 
> just needed to suss out what advantages/disadvantages the different file 
> systems have - or if there is any practical differences for audio work

If you ever want to tweak out your system for immesurable performance
differences, you can find plenty of help out there to do it.  But
things are really good nowadays for general work.

Word to the n00b - if you're going to be doing work that requires
low-latency, the time is much better spent figuring that maze out than
worrying about filesystem performance!

> >Sometimes, I think people just like micro-optimizing ::-).
> I'm way too new at this to be micro-optimizing - I'm just trying to 
> start out on the right foot! <g>

Heh - Christopher's comment is spot on.  Once you start hearing the
differences between minor changes, you'll get very good, very fast.

But just as in optimization - good recordings demand you not lose the
forest for the trees!

Ross Vandegrift
ross at lug.udel.edu

"The good Christian should beware of mathematicians, and all those who
make empty prophecies. The danger already exists that the mathematicians
have made a covenant with the devil to darken the spirit and to confine
man in the bonds of Hell."
	--St. Augustine, De Genesi ad Litteram, Book II, xviii, 37

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