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Old 03-12-2005, 04:10 AM   #1
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i wan to de frag my system

i tried out and found that here is an appliation defragfs installed in my sys.
i tried to find it manual using man command but could not find it.can any one help me out.
Old 03-12-2005, 04:23 AM   #2
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These links should give you your answer.
Old 03-12-2005, 04:33 AM   #3
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you don't need defrag on linux. all the deleted inodes are returned immediately to the system for reuse.
thats one of the advantages of using linux!!
Old 03-12-2005, 06:58 AM   #4
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Originally posted by shobhit
you don't need defrag on linux. all the deleted inodes are returned immediately to the system for reuse.
thats one of the advantages of using linux!!
Unless you're running from a FAT partition.
Old 03-12-2005, 07:18 AM   #5
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Mmm, how does Linux perform on FAT partitions. I have always preferred ext3 or reiserfs and I am glad they don't need defragmenting.
Old 03-12-2005, 07:58 AM   #6
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hi there

yes i too think it is the property of FAT filesytems that causes fragmentation
linux filesystems do not cause fragmentation

so what do to defrag FAT filesystems on linux



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