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defragmenting in linux

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Scotty HD
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defragmenting in linux

why there is no concept of defragment in linux ?
in other OS it is there.
what is so different in linux that it does not require defragmentation ?

Scotty
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P Muralidhar Kini
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Re: defragmenting in linux

Hi Scotty,

>> why there is no concept of defragment in linux ?
Because there is not much of a need.
The file systems in linux and Unix like Operating system, stores the files in such a
organized/efficient way that defragging is almost not required.

Refer the following link for more details -
http://geekblog.oneandoneis2.org/index.php/2006/08/17/why_doesn_t_linux_need_defragmenting

Hope this helps.

Regards,
Murali
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Scotty HD
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Re: defragmenting in linux

P Muralidhar Kini>>
that link is good. thanks.

Scotty
Scotty HD
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Re: defragmenting in linux

got reply. closing thread.

Scotty