[PlanetCCRMA] Fedora 7 and Partitioning to prepare for CCRMA releases

Dan Easley daneasley@gmail.com
Thu Jun 7 17:34:01 2007

I have a hard time believing ext3 doesn't perform well enough for
audio applications.  What are the specs on your internal hard drive?
Often laptop drives run at 4500 rpm - to reduce heat and power
consumption - a faster hard drive might help you more than a change in

On 6/7/07, Vivek Ayer <vivek.ayer@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I have FC5 + PlanetCCRMA and never upgraded to FC6, but am ready to
> install Fedora 7 on my X41 Tablet. My previous setup was nice, but I
> think I had too many xruns. I know I won't have CCRMA for F7 for a
> while, but until then, I was wondering what's the best partitioning
> scheme Fernando would recommend for CCRMA. I have a 60 GB internal HD
> and 120 GB WD Passport External HD. Currently, I run ext3, but find it
> to be very slow. Over time, I think the health of the parition is
> degrading.
> I was planning to use the 120GB External as scratch space for
> Audacity, Ardour etc. ext3 sucks in my opinion even if it's reliable
> and maintains data integrity. My cpu is 1.66 GHz Pentium M with 1 GB
> Ram, which I think would be a reasonable DAW.
> The three major competitors to ext3 are reiserfs, XFS, and JFS. I'm
> not what to really use, but I hear reiserfs is better for smaller
> files and XFS and JFS is better for large files. Also, these
> filesystems give more HD space. I don't know much about JFS and its
> support isn't the best. Perhaps, my external HD should have a 1 GB
> FAT32 partition so I can move stuff to and fro Windows stations.
> I'm really not sure yet and don't want to just go ahead and upgrade to
> Fedora 7 before knowing which filesystems to use. I know from a
> previous email that some said ext3 puts out more xruns even though it
> uses less CPU. Any recommendations would be helpful. Thanks in
> advance!
> Vivek
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