> How can I defragment my HDD partitions in FreeBSD?

As I understand it, instead of writing instantly to disk (breaking things up to do so, a la Windows), FreeBSD (and Linux, Solaris, etc...) caches disk writes until a proper place on the disk can be found.

This is why it can be disastrous to just shut off a FreeBSD system (i.e. pull the plug). A proper shutdown insures all the not-yet-written things get written to disk.

Welcome to the brave new world of FreeBSD. Cheers!

Michael A. Smith <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Programmer at Large

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