Friday, 10 February 2012

Linux fragmentation.

So I've been running Linux a while.  My unorthodox (read non standard) install is a single ext4 partition (320GB) with a 2GB pagefile.

I do a LOT of DVD ripping, transcoding (using handbrake), and moving of files on to NAS on this machine.

A few people will say that since you're deleting or moving all the files the fragmentation will be minimal, except I do them in batches on an as and when basis.  The disk frequently gets to 90% full, then I do some encoding and ripping.

Needless to say, I expect it to be fragmented.  I run KDE on it, it's a DHCP/DNS server; I read emails on it, run Chrome and other apps.  If this was windows it'd be SLOW.

So I run fsck.ext4 -nfv /dev/sda1 and what do I find.

     654 non-contiguous files (0.3%)
     331 non-contiguous directories (0.1%)

In my opinion, that's pretty damn good.  I'm impressed again.  Linux and EXT4 rule bit time.  No wonder there is no mainstream de-fragmentation tool for EXT4.


3 Stolen Specialized bikes

Please keep an out for my friends 3 STOLEN bikes taken a couple of nights ago.

Specialized S-Works Enduro 2011 frame number STAG210B0168

Specialized Epic FSR Expert Carbon 2010 frame number STAB29C0616 - with Stans rims on American Classic hubs

Specialized Stumpjumper metalic turquiose (hardtail) small, with Mavic rims on Hope hubs and Hope mono brakes with braided hoses.