EXT4 defragmenting

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EXT4 defragmenting

Postby cytotoxictcell on Thu May 31, 2012 11:02 pm

hi,
Has anyone here used e4defrag? I used it today and i did not notice any performance improvement. Then again ext4 dosent really need to be defragged in the first place. I had about 29 fragmented files and was curious on how files are defragged. Apparently this defragmenter only defrags files not free space, so i guess a negative thing about using this defragmenter is that free space will probably become more fragmented.
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Re: EXT4 defragmenting

Postby mank_in on Fri Jun 01, 2012 3:26 am

This site can explain better than me : http://www.howtogeek.com/115229/htg-exp ... agmenting/
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Re: EXT4 defragmenting

Postby dalcde on Sat Jun 02, 2012 9:00 am

That's how ext4 works. It defrags files by fragmenting free space (not really a precise description of what's happening, but it gives the general picture. Read the link by mank_in to learn why that's so).
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