[CentOS] Disk De-Fraging in Linux

Fri Sep 21 01:32:41 UTC 2007
Al Sparks <data345 at yahoo.com>

> Al Sparks wrote:
>> A couple of questions.  Are there any linux tools that can de-frag an
>> ext2/3 partition?
>> Are there any advantages to doing so if you're running hardware RAID5?
>> Are there advantages / disadvantages if you're running LVM?
>>    === Al
> you're in luck cause you don't defrag an ext2/3 partition at all. defrag
> is for windows file systems. Ext file systems are a different animal
> all-together.

Why?  What's different between NTFS and ext2/3 that defragging is
needed in one but not the other?
   === Al