[PlanetCCRMA] Choice of partition format for DFD Multisamples?

Mark Knecht markknecht@comcast.net
Sun Dec 28 16:10:02 2003

On Sun, 2003-12-28 at 13:35, Mr.Freeze wrote:
> Heyall,
> I've got all my HD partitions formatted in the ext3 extension, as it was
> whispered over here and there to be the best solution within Linux for
> recoveries after crashes.
> I've spared a 15-GB partition specially for Direct-From-Disk triggering
> multisampled instruments (particularly later with LinuxSampler already working
> on the console only with *.gig files): is ext3 still the best choice?
> Won't this cause heavy fragmentation due to journalization?

   ext3 is probably fine. I'm actually using ext2 for my LS gig
directory. My thought was that I have duplicates of all of this stuff
elsewhere, so if the whole directory got blown away it wouldn't be much
of an issue, and presumably no journaling will be the fastest for
readback of the gigs. I didn't want a file system format that would make
LinuxSampler look worse than GSt, and GSt is running off of FAT32, so
ext2 seemed the most reasonable choice for a fair comparison.

   Later when LS is more stable I will revisit this and see if it makes
much of a difference.