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« on: March 22, 2007, 09:59:34 AM »

Hi there,

Is it necessary in linux to defragment like in Windows?

Or, like in MAC OS X, to repair permissions?

If so - how?

Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2007, 10:12:43 AM »

No, no defragmentation is needed in Pardus, as the filesystems doesn't really allow the data to become fragmented int he first place.

On a windows partition, files are often placed right next to each other, so let's say file 2 gets placed next to file 1, what happens when file 1 is modified? the data has to be placed elsewhere because file 2 is blocking file 1, this is fragmentation.

On a linux filesystem, files are placed in non sequential order, therefore allowing the file to remain in one address space when data is added to it, this is the reason fragmentation does not occur, and as long as there's plenty of space, it's never likely to.
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« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2007, 10:31:36 AM »

Sounds good to me! Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
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