[Ardour-Users] LVM for audio disk?

Brett Clark brett.clark at zirous.com
Mon Apr 21 05:37:11 PDT 2014

Two items:
  1) Although you didnt mention your sampling rate, if you are only doing 4
audio and 1 midi track then disk performance should not be an issue at all.
 Ive layed 24 trackes at 44.1/24 sampling to an old ATA-100 drive before.
 If you are using a  modern machine with SATA drives then you should be
able to exceed that.

  2) The performance "hit" for using LVM is, for all practical purposes,

  3) I know i said "two items", but now that i have your attention...  I
can absolutely confirm what Steve and Neil responded.  Ive been a Linux
admin for 15 years and can say unequivocally that LVM has never been a
performance issue on any system i worked on.

Hope that helps!!!


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On Sat, Apr 19, 2014 at 11:27 AM, Wayne DePrince Jr.
<waynedpj at in-giro.org>wrote:

> ahoy all,
>   sorry for the slightly off topic post, but this list has lots of
> experienced users who perhaps have more info than i have been able to find
> elsewhere.
>   i am wondering if anyone has experience or advice on using LVM for a
> partition that will be used by Ardour for recording audio and MIDI,
> probably no more than 4 audio channels and an additional MIDI channel at a
> time being recorded, along with simultaneous playback.  it seems like the
> performance hit for LVM is not too substantial, especially when compared to
> the flexibility it provides (e.g. when i run out of HD space for
> recording).  however, the best info i could find was this old SO post:
> https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/7122/does-lvm-impact-performance
> as i do not have the luxury of spare drive space to test it out myself, i
> would appreciate any experience/thoughts/opinions using LVM with Ardour.
>   thanks.
> peace, w
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