Ext3 File System: Dynamic Reorganization

MirJafar Ali mirjafarali at gmail.com
Fri Feb 19 01:33:32 UTC 2010


I am wondering why this is not implemented and available, when there are
so many articles written in late 90's showing great performance

I was thinking because I could not find any de-fragmentation tool for Linux
similar to windows, so I was assumings that probably Linux file systems are
smart and they must be reorganizing behind the hood.



On Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 7:03 PM, Christopher Chan <
christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk> wrote:

> On Friday, February 19, 2010 08:16 AM, MirJafar Ali wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > I have one question regarding ext3/ext4 filesystem. I have some expert
> > will answer it.
> >
> > Does ext3/ext4 filesystem perform dynamic disk reorganization for
> > frequently access data ?
> Name me one filesystem that does that. The closest thing that I can
> think of is online defragmentation on XFS but that is not automatic
> which is what I think you are alluding to as well.
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