[Ardour-Users] Audio drive - file system?

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Mon Aug 20 14:12:59 PDT 2012

On Mon, 2012-08-20 at 23:05 +0200, Arnold Krille wrote:
> On Mon, 20 Aug 2012 15:23:46 +0200
> Ralf Mardorf <ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net> wrote:
> > On Mon, 2012-08-20 at 14:17 +0100, Noel Darlow wrote:
> > > > >  Okay, so i am now considering a seperate external drive for the
> > > > > audio file. Which file system should i format in?
> > > XFS is a good filesystem for media (ie large) files on a dedicated
> > > AV partition. More here:
> > > http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/XFS_Filesystem
> > That's the Wiki, but could you please explain why somebody should use
> > something exotic?
> XFS is neither exotic nor is it only good for large files (>4MB).
> It also has strengths with lots of small files like what is found on a
> maildir/cyrus mailserver.
> In terms of performance, tests show that ext4 and xfs are the two
> mainstream filesystems that are competing for the first and second
> place.
> Only drawback with xfs is that it can't be shrunk.

Good information, thank you.

> You load ardour only once a day but the audio is loaded every time hit "play".

That's because I mentioned that there isn't the need for a second HDD.
But btw. even while Ardour doesn't crash, other software tend to crash
several times a day, so I also need to load Ardour again and again,
while it's not the cause to do so :p.


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