mhaney at ercbroadband.org
Fri Oct 19 16:45:11 UTC 2007
Danny Mooney wrote:
> Sorry about that Mr. Smith like I stated very new to linux and not only am I
> learning but have to teach others in household.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: fedora-list-bounces at redhat.com [mailto:fedora-list-bounces at redhat.com]
> On Behalf Of bob.smith at kolumbus.fi
> Sent: Friday, October 19, 2007 11:34 AM
> To: For users of Fedora
> Subject: RE: Newbie Info
> Danny Mooney <danny-mooney at sbcglobal.net> kirjoitti:
> sounds windowsish, never used anything like defrag on linux, on the other
> hand there is fsck(or was it?). I think so, with that you can check also
> non-linux partitions if I remember correctly.
> 'man fsck'
>> So in this type of OS files don't get fragmented?
Hi Dan, what everyone means is that linux's default filesystems work
differently than NTFS does. Ext3 (or 4) doesn't suffer from performance
degradation from file fragmentation like NTFS does. With NTFS if you
get a high fragmentation level, you will see your system performance
almost disappear. There /was/ a defragmenter for linux at one time, but
I do not know if it even exists any more.
In other words, you shouldn't need to worry about that in linux much at
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