[techtalk] Disk utilities under Linux
conor.daly at oceanfree.net
Tue Oct 10 11:44:44 EST 2000
On Tue, Oct 10, 2000 at 11:50:35AM +1100 or so it is rumoured hereabouts,
Mary Gardiner thought:
> On Mon, Oct 09, 2000 at 09:05:58PM -0400, Andrew Wendt wrote:
> > I don't think fsck really does anything to combat fragmentation does it?
> > I think it just checks for and repairs filesystem damage, like Scandisk does.
> Yeah, I was under the impression that it's actually the ext2 filesystem
> that either avoids fragmentation, or is designed in uch a way that
> fragmentation doesn't translate to a speed loss, in the way it does for
> Judging from the man page fsck does only check for filesystem damage.
Ah, my mistake, I was mislead by the way it quotes filesystem
fragmentation figures when it runs at boot.
Conor Daly <conor.daly at oceanfree.net>
Domestic Sysadmin :-)
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