Disk Defragmentation

Tony Arnold tony.arnold at manchester.ac.uk
Sat Sep 16 08:13:26 UTC 2006

On Sat, 2006-09-16 at 09:00 +0100, Sameera Shaakunthala wrote:
> Hello,
> Do I need a disk defragmentation tool for Ubuntu? If 'Yes', please
> specify how to install it using apt-get.
> In Windows OS, disk fragmentation improves performance. If I
> defragment my EXT-3 volumes somehow, does it improve performance?

I've never seen or heard of a disk defragmenting tool for Linux file
systems. As I understand it the file systems are designed so they do not
need defragmenting.

So, no you don't need such a tool for Linux.

Oh, and don't always assume that a problem you've seen in Windows will
manifest itself in Linux too! 

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