mario.vukelic at dantian.org
Sun Sep 17 11:36:49 UTC 2006
On Sun, 2006-09-17 at 19:23 +0800, Joel Bryan Juliano wrote:
> There is still some fragmentation on ext3 filesystems, on most cases
> it's very minimal, but it also depends on time or overall usage of
> ext3 filesystem before the fragmentation is visible. In general
> fragmentation only happens when you do many deletes and writes on a
> disk that is nearly full.
In general fragmentation only happens when you do many deletes and
writes on a disk that is nearly full.
> I agree that there must be a tool specially for servers to defrage the
> ext3 filesystem.
Description: ext2, minix and xiafs filesystem defragmenter
As a file system is used, data tends to become more and more scattered
across the disk, degrading performance. A disk
defragmenter simply re-organises the data on the disk, so that
individual files occupy a single sequential set of disk
blocks, and all the free space on the disk is collected together in a
single region. This generally means that reading a
whole file is faster, and disk accesses in general are more efficient.
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