[CentOS] file system defragmentation

Fri Aug 26 13:47:20 UTC 2005
William A. Mahaffey III <wam at HiWAAY.net>

Bryan J. Smith wrote:

>On Fri, 2005-08-26 at 00:12 -0700, Fong Vang wrote:
>>I've read in many places that file systems on Linux do not suffer the
>>same fragmentation problems of Windows systems.  No one has provided a
>>clear explanation as to why fragmentation is not an issue for file
>>systems such as ext2/3, reiserfs, xfs, etc.  Just curious.
>Instead of rehashing this for the 23rd time on a list, I'll create a
>blog entry later this evening from my past posts.  I'll send you the
>link when I put it up.
>Short version:  
>- Strict separation of binaries, data and temporary files
>- Reservation of disk space (filesystems never completely fill)
>- Allocation approaches of inode design filesystems

Might post that blog link onlist, I'd be interested as well :-).

	William A. Mahaffey III
	Remember, ignorance is bliss, but
	willful ignorance is LIBERALISM !!!!

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