spreading partitions over multiple drivers

Erich Dollansky oceanare at pacific.net.sg
Tue Aug 31 11:16:59 PDT 2004


User A wrote:
>>>And would it make sense (if the disks are large enough) to split /usr
>>>into seperate /usr, /usr/local, /usr/X11R6, etc partitions to reduce
>>Fragmentation is not a problem for FreeBSD.
> Why is it not a problem?.. i dont know if its my idea.. but when i
> deinstall/install ports often i see a little slowdown.
What you see is not fragmentation of individual files but the spreading 
of the files from one directory over the disk. If those files are 
accessed very often, the heads have to be move all over the disk.


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