[Wolves] defragmentation and linux

David Goodwin dg at clocksoft.com
Thu Sep 1 09:43:41 BST 2005

roundyz wrote :
> I have never heard of anyone defraging their linux ext2 or 3 fs.
> Is this a microsot only thing?

What fsck runs at bootup it will sometimes say X.X% non-contingous -
that's the fragmentation level of the volume.

As Adam said, there's no need to defrag a linux volume, unless you do a
lot of weird stuff with it. (I think MS filesystems are the only ones
that need regular defragmentation, which is probably because they
weren't originally designed for the non-stop world Unices live in.


David Goodwin
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