defragmentation in FreeBSD 4.11

Mike Jeays Mike.Jeays at
Wed Jul 27 23:30:16 GMT 2005

On Wed, 2005-07-27 at 07:54, Norbert Koch wrote:
> > How one could defragment a partition on FreeBSD ? Which tools are 
> > available 
> > for this ?
> None as I know. Usually there is no reason to defragment a ufs partition.
> Norbert
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This is one of the things I find really hard to get Windows users to
understand.  They just won't believe that a company like Microsoft would
still be using a filesystem that needs defragmenting if it were possible
to design one that didn't.  I often wonder why myself - after all, they
must have put a fair amount of work into NTFS, which at least doesn't
seem to get corrupted in a power failure.  Did they make a trade-off I
don't understand, or is it just incompetence - or worse, a deal with
disk manufacturers to sell more disk?

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