Linked by Rahul on Sat 18th Oct 2008 11:29 UTC
Linux While Ext4 was originally merged in 2.6.19, it was marked as a development filesystem. It has been a long time coming but as planned, Ext4dev has been renamed to Ext4 in 2.6.28 to indicate its level of maturity and paving the way for production level deployments. Ext4 filesystem developer Ted Tso also endorsed Btrfs as a multi-vendor, next generation filesystem and along with the interest from Andrew Morton, Btrfs is planned to be merged before 2.6.29 is released. It will follow a similar development process to Ext4 and be initially marked as development only.
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RE[2]: Defragmentation
by adkilla on Sat 18th Oct 2008 17:11 UTC in reply to "RE: Defragmentation"
adkilla
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2005-07-07

Yeah, but the question is how much of space? Ext3 currently needs a 30% space requirement to reduce the effects of fragmentation.

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RE[3]: Defragmentation
by segedunum on Sat 18th Oct 2008 17:55 in reply to "RE[2]: Defragmentation"
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2005-07-06

Yeah, but the question is how much of space?

It depends on how big your files are. If you have 10GB free space and a 15GB file somewhere then you're going to struggle.

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RE[4]: Defragmentation
by adkilla on Sat 18th Oct 2008 18:33 in reply to "RE[3]: Defragmentation"
adkilla Member since:
2005-07-07

In that case what benefit does an online defragmenter provide over the current situation?

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