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Old 05-12-2011, 08:28 AM   #16
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chrism01,
thanks, it explains it. I didn't know that 5% of a file system is reserved for exclusive root usage. Thanks for pointing this out! (it's -m option)
 
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Furthermore, it is entirely normal ... it is entirely okay ... for even a fairly large amount of the storage space to be "fragmented." Fragmentation is not necessarily a bad thing at all. You don't want to pull a fragmentation-percentage number and, at some magic number or another, say, "OMG! It's fragmented! Fire! Fire!"

Fragmentation was a big deal when the filesystem-de-jour was FAT (which was originally engineered for floppy disks) and a 20-meg disk drive was "big." But that was a long time ago, in a galaxy far away.
 
Old 05-12-2011, 12:07 PM   #18
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I come from windows and many things are new to me. I'm learning, it takes time. In my windows computer the defragmentation is scheduled job that runs at night. In Linux, I see it's different.
 
  


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