[linux-audio-user] The trouble with disks

eviltwin69 at cableone.net eviltwin69 at cableone.net
Thu Dec 18 07:25:14 EST 2003


    First, is your data disk separate from your system disk?  If not, this could be part of your problem.  Second, what FS are you using?  Ext3 is a bad choice since it puts the journal in a different location from the file.  I would recommend using Reiserfs for your data partition.  XFS might even be better but I haven't seen any tests on it yet.  Ext2 is better than ext3 but still not as good as Reiserfs.  Another thing, turn off syslogd, crond, etc before recording.


-----Original Message-----
From:	"linux-audio-user-bounces at music.columbia.edu" <linux-audio-user-bounces at music.columbia.edu> on behalf of	"John Anderson" <ardour at semiosix.com>
Sent:	18 Dec 2003 13:21:25 +0200
To:	"linux-audio-user at music.columbia.edu" <linux-audio-user at music.columbia.edu>
Subject:	Re: [linux-audio-user] The trouble with disks

On Thu, 2003-12-18 at 13:09, Robert Jonsson wrote:
> Did you put jacks tempfiles on a tmpfs partition ?
> I regularily change /tmp to a tmpfs partition in /etc/fstab these days.
> none /tmp tmpfs default 0 0
> or something like that...

I have mine at /mnt/ramfs, with jack thusly configured. I read somewhere
that ramfs is purely memory based, whereas tmpfs can use disk as backup
if it needs to expand.


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