Steve Franks stevefranks at
Thu Mar 1 20:50:46 UTC 2007

Excellent!  Never had that one answered.  I've gone down the typical
road of being an MS booster ("It doesn't take 10 hours to set up and
configure") to experiencing glee when I find yet another way FBSD
kicks the crap out of MS.  Why?  Because I've grown up, and learned
that 2 hours time spent *reading* and configuring is way better than 2
days time spent when the system crashes in the middle of the workweek
- bottom line, BSD is cheaper before, during, and after installation.
Probably by a factor of 10 for me over the last 10 years.  As I write
this, I'm on a MS laptop that has degraded to the point where any disk
acess takes 10 seconds before the display updates (but not from the
shell - so not a defrag issue, just a screwed registry or something).
I used to reinstall my entire MS server every 6 months, on average...


On 3/1/07, Kevin Kinsey <kdk at> wrote:
> Kevin Kinsey wrote:
> > Steve Franks wrote:
> >> How come I never hear defrag come up as a topic, and can't find
> >> anything related to defrag in the ports tree?  Is it really not an
> >> issue on UFS?  Can someone point me to an explantion if so?
> >>
> >> Thanks,
> >> Steve
> >
> > I'm thinking this one's in the FAQ at
> >
> Bah!  HEADS-UP:  Ignore any advice I feel compelled to give today.  Two
> retractions in one hour would seem to demonstrate a cranial
> short-circuit this morning.  Steve, it's not in the FAQ.
> Here's a link to a brief mailist discussion:
> Assuming you have Ghostscript installed (which may be a big IF), you
> might be able to take a gander at the document mentioned with something
> like:
> groff /usr/share/doc/smm/05.fastfs/* ~/
> ps2pdf ~/
> acroread ~/ffs.pdf
> But there's probably a better way --- I'm certainly "one offing" today.
> Kevin Kinsey
> --
> I don't care for the Sugar Smacks commercial.  I don't like the idea of
> a frog jumping on my Breakfast.
>                 -- Lowell, Chicago Reader 10/15/82

Steve Franks, KE7BTE
Staff Engineer
La Palma Devices, LLC
(520) 312-0089

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