Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 19th Aug 2006 00:55 UTC
Linux "It's a question that crops up with depressing regularity: Why don't Linux filesystems need to be defragmented?. Here's my attempt at answering once and for all. Rather than simply stumble through lots of dry technical explanations, I'm opting to consider that an ASCII picture is worth a thousand words." Read the explanatin here. Elsewhere, "Why is Linux Successful?"
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Pointless article
by axeld on Sat 19th Aug 2006 12:14 UTC
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While it's true that you can lower the fragmentation with a smarter file system allocation policy (unlike FAT32 *and* NTFS), you shouldn't believe anyone who tries to tell you something doesn't need defragmentation tools.
That's just not true, and shows a big misunderstanding of the subject, no matter how many ASCII graphics he throws at you :-)

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