Subject: Re: Defragmenting a NetBSD drive
To: John A. Maier <>
From: Bill Studenmund <wrstuden@fastloki.Stanford.EDU>
List: netbsd-ports
Date: 09/02/1999 15:57:21
On Wed, 1 Sep 1999, John A. Maier wrote:

> I've always wondered why there are no defragmentation tools for NetBSD?
> Would one be plausible?

Note a port in NetBSD speak is not the same thing as a port in FreeBSD

Please direct all discussions on this subject to a more appropriate list.
This list, netbsd-ports, is inteded for discussions of adding new ports to
NetBSD. i.e. making it run on new classes of machines (like SGI, PA-RISC,

I think you either want tech-kern, to discuss details about what
filesystems need defragmenting, or tech-pkg, to discuss making a package
of a defragmenting tool.

Also, note that ffs has a different meaning of fragmentation than say
macos or msdos filesystems. I'd be happy to chat more about them, but
tech-kern is a better place to do it. :-)

Take care,