Linked by Kostis Kapelonis on Mon 29th Nov 2004 18:55 UTC
Editorial The IT sector today is a complete mess. The end-users rarely understand this, but most insiders reach a point when they realize that things should be different. The problems are numerous but they all reduce to a basic principle. IT and consumer electronics companies are interested more about money than helping people solve their problems. Of course companies need to make a profit and nobody denies that. They should however make money by helping people and not by creating more problems for them.
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Re: Yartum (IP: ---.netlogon.liu.se)
by drsmithy on Tue 30th Nov 2004 11:46 UTC

you are a VERY stupid person. Try a little googling next time.

http://www.osxfaq.com/DailyTips/10-2004/10-08.ws

Panther automatically defragments frequently used files less than 20 Meg in size. The process is recorded in file '/.hotfiles.btree' (not human-readable).
The only (de)fragging you need do is in Unreal and Quake. :-)


AFAIK this doesn't happen continually in the background, it only happens when that file is initially accessed (eg: opened for editing).