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Why Doesn't Linux Need Defragmenting?


This is a question asked by many new users of Linux.

Why doesn’t Linux need defragmenting?

Here’s an Excerpt:

“It’s a question that crops up with depressing
regularity: Why don’t Linux filesystems need to be
defragmented?. Here is 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. Here,
therefore, is the picture I shall be using to explain
the whole thing”

Read the full article here: http://geekblog.oneandoneis2.org/index.php/2006/08/17/why_doesn_t_linux_need_defragmenting

Published by: Dominic Humphries – OneAndOneIs2

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  • DamianMyerscough says:

    The link you provided is broken.

  • tjbayly says:

    The URL has a couple of
    ‘s in them that are being URL encoded and breaking the link. Try this one:


  • ssalgy says:

    Thanks for the heads up. We fixed the url.

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