A few questions...

Brian McKee brian.mckee at gmail.com
Thu Apr 9 02:40:59 UTC 2009

On Wed, Apr 8, 2009 at 10:34 PM, Rashkae <ubuntu at tigershaunt.com> wrote:
> Roy Smith wrote:
>> accustomed to doing except I can't find where you would defragment the
>> drives.  Is it necessary?
> Short answer, no, it's not necessary
> Long answer: About all the Linux filesystems try very hard to avoid
> fragmentation by writing files in areas of disk where there is large
> contiguous space.

Just a minor add on comment to this - you can get a fairly fragmented
file system if your drive is very full - say 95% plus just to pick a
number - as it runs out of contiguous space to save things.


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