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Old 02-02-2004, 12:58 PM   #1
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No Defragment for Linux


How come there is no defragment for Linux and Window Os always need to defragment hard drive?
 
Old 02-02-2004, 01:12 PM   #2
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it's the way the data is written to the hard drive, it's not nearly as fragmented as it is with other filesystems. It does get fragmented, but so little over a long period of time that it's not necessary. However, should you really feel you need to defrag, check out http://freshmeat.net and search for defrag, there are a few out there.

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Old 02-04-2004, 01:02 AM   #3
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Thank you,

Just wondering, why Linux is not nearly as fragmented as it is with other filesystems??
 
Old 02-04-2004, 03:35 AM   #4
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Linux filesystems were designed from the ground up to be contiguous and write data intelligently instead of just spitting bits and bytes out all over the drive whereever it thinks is good. You only have to defrag filesystems engineered poorly in the first place. (Fat32 or NTFS) Look into journalling filesystems. These are the cream of the Linux crop. Ext3 and Reiser are two of the best with Reiserfs being my personal fav for a home user.
 
Old 02-04-2004, 11:56 AM   #5
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i enver had experience with etx3 (i upgraded like it said to, but it still thinks it was etx2 and such, then it got curpted for no reaosn, so i move to raiser 100%, but i think reiser and xfs (this one for servers), mybe jfs (i never heard anyithing bad or good about this one) are the picks for reglar users
 
Old 02-11-2004, 01:10 PM   #6
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Is there a web site explains little more detail?
 
Old 02-11-2004, 01:21 PM   #7
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this is a bit dated but might help:

Filesystems HOWTO
http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/Linux/doc...ems-HOWTO.html
 
  


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