Why doesn't Linux need defragmenting?

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, DevOps engineer, and a trainer for the Linux operating system/Unix shell scripting. Get the latest tutorials on SysAdmin, Linux/Unix and open source topics via RSS/XML feed or weekly email newsletter.

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