Subject: Re: ufs filesystem tool: any interest?
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Christoph Badura <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/24/1995 00:22:00
Michael VanLoon writes:
>Actually, a more general tool which defragments and re-optimizes ufs
>filesystems might be more useful in that regard.

Have you (or someone else) actually measured the "fragmentation" of
real filesystems?

Writing a defragmenter that doesn't work with O(n^2) running time is
hard and may be slower then dump/newfs/restore.  Or a tool that gives
the names of the handful of fragmented files.

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