[CentOS] Disk De-Fraging in Linux

Fri Sep 21 10:40:47 UTC 2007
Stephen Harris <lists at spuddy.org>

On Fri, Sep 21, 2007 at 01:48:07AM -0400, Peter Arremann wrote:
> the filesystem doesn't get that full and if you really want to defrag, copy 
> the data off and back on. Its the best way to do it.

This is, in fact, the historically correct answer as well.  Backup, newfs,
restore.  aka "Nuke it from orbit; it's the only way to be sure".