On August 27, 2008 09:35:42 pm Fred C wrote:
> Maybe it is because FAT filesystem wasn't well designed from the
> beginning and defrag was a workaround to solve performances problems.
> On Aug 27, 2008, at 5:29 PM, prad wrote:
> > something that has puzzled me for years (but i've never got around to
> > asking) is how does *nix get away without regular defrag as with
> > windoze.
> > fsck is equivalent to scandisk, right?
> > so when you delete files and start getting 'holes', how does *nix deal
> > with it?
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That's true about FAT. What I have never understood is why Microsoft didn't
fix the problem when they designed NTFS. UFS and EXT2 both existed at that
time, and neither needs periodic defragmentation.
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