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Old 05-26-2008, 11:35 AM   #1
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Question 0.9% non-contiguous blocks

This evening when I started my box (RHEL 4 U4 AS i386), file system on "/" was forcefully checked and it reported 0.9% non-contiguous blocks. Could an yone please explain the concept of non-contiguous blocks and is there anything suspicious in my case.
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In the Micro$oft Windows world, non-contiguous blocks would be called fragmentation. 0.9% is, in my opinion, too small to worry about. Others may have a different opinion.

Do some internet research via on the subject of Linux fragmentation. There is reading material aplenty.


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