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Re: Boot poster challenge



On Sun, 2004-11-21 at 11:49 -0500, Charles R. Anderson wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 21, 2004 at 11:28:43AM -0500, Daniel Veillard wrote:
> [cut defrag method]
> > We could expect filesystems to allocate the new blocks (data and possibly
> > metadata) more or less sequentially on disk. What would led the filesystem
> > code to not be sequential (most of the time assuming a single block device
> > underneath) ?
> 
> Here is an article on the topic.  Do we have ext3 block reservation in
> FC kernels?

yes.

the files themselves aren't internally fragmented. it's teh seeks
between teh various files that causes things.

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