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Re: Defragging large filesystems

"Eric Gillespie, Jr." <epgilles@pretzelnet.com> writes:

> I'm not quite sure what you're talking about here. Seems to me
> fragmentation percentage would mean how much my files are fragmented. On
> all my other filesystems, the percentage is between 1 and 3. I can
> understand how the mp3 filesystem may have become so fragmented, with the
> constant deleting and moving around of files. And my question still hasn't
> been answered. How can I defragment it?

There is a defrag package:

Package: defrag
Version: 0.73-1
Priority: extra
Section: admin
Maintainer: Adam Heath <adam.heath@usa.net>
Depends: libc6
Architecture: i386
Filename: dists/stable/main/binary-i386/admin/defrag_0.73-1.deb
Size: 290134
MD5sum: 7e9084be2707e6e68bab23332ee7e465
Description: ext2 minix xiafs file system defragmenter
 As a file system is used, data tends to become more and more scattered
 over the disk, degrading performance.  A disk defragmenter simply
 reorganises the data on the disk, so that individual files occupy a
 single sequential set of disk blocks, and all the free space on the
 disk is collected together in a single region.  This generally means
 that reading a whole file is more efficient.
installed-size: 715


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