Subject: Re: Defragmenting a NetBSD drive
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Simon Burge <email@example.com>
Date: 09/15/1999 11:22:05
Hubert Feyrer wrote:
> In article <199909022338.TAA00666@pzero.sandelman.ottawa.on.ca> you wrote:
> > The file system doesn't need it. It was designed to work for long periods.
> > About the only thing that may be needed is that directories that get used
> > a lot, e.g. /var/spool/mqueue, etc. may need to be deleted and rebuilt to
> > make them smaller, but that can be done with a shell script.
> Wasn't this problem solved with the truncate(2) system call?
Not according the the man-page:
[EISDIR] The named file is a directory.
If indeed it has been fixed, the doco needs updating :)