defrag

Ivan Voras ivoras at fer.hr
Fri Mar 2 02:04:22 UTC 2007


jekillen wrote:

> a Mac disc. I am just curious as to how the HFS and HFS+ file systems fit
> into this picture. Particularly since OSX is essentially a Unix 'like'
> system
> but still uses HFS+
> Just for some perspective and idle curiosity.

As you said, HFS(+) is not a native unix file system, but maybe someone
will know about it. All I know about is that HFS+ is a journaling file
system and that it defragments (in the Windows sense) files smaller than
certain size (20MB?) on the fly.

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