Disk Defragmentation

Lorin Pino ljpino at grm.net
Sat Sep 16 09:42:30 UTC 2006

Tony Arnold wrote:
> 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! 
> Regards,
> Tony
There was a long thread on that subject in July. 
Look at the thread "No defrag in Linux?".  There is a lot of debate over 
whether it is needed, and a few tools to defrag with.

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