Why doesn't Linux need defragmenting?

Posted on in Categories FAQ, Linux last updated August 19, 2006

If this question comes up in your mind, do not look further read OneAndOneIs2 neat explanation.

FTA, “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”

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Posted by: Vivek Gite

The author is the creator of nixCraft and a seasoned sysadmin and a trainer for the Linux operating system/Unix shell scripting. He has worked with global clients and in various industries, including IT, education, defense and space research, and the nonprofit sector. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook, Google+.

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